Bookmarks shared among desktop environments

Brad Hards bradh at
Tue Apr 19 00:57:57 EEST 2005

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 07:35 am, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> Well its no different from changing formats which you are proposing.
But it is not a change to format. It is already the native format for 
Konqueror and several other browsers.

> The benefits of DConf (if and when it exists) might or should include
> the following:
I assume you mean benefits of DConf for bookmarks, since that is the topic at 

> 1) notifications
See previous discussion.

> 2) network transparency (think LDAP and all its benefits)
User bookmarks in LDAP? 

> 3) one gui tool to do all admin for a desktop
But it isn't an admin job!

> 4) one set of CLI tools to do all admin for a desktop
But it isn't an admin job!

> 5) one API to read/write all config options for a desktop
Perhaps, but APIs are abstracted by desktop toolkits anyway, so this isn't 
much of a gain for the programmers of each toolkit.

> 6) Ability to do defaults and group settings and stackable lock down
You might have to explain some more of this.

> its both. An enterprise may well want bookmarks preconfigured to certain
> sites/intranet. Then think of the beauty of LDAP where all your settings
> are accessible regardless of where you are or if your logged on to a
> different machine. DConf it is succeeds should make peoples a lot easier
> thats what gets me excited about it.
You should look at the history of ACAP, or be doomed to repeat it.

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