Requirements and pre-analysis for a cross desktop configuration infrastructure

Philip Van Hoof spamfrommailing at
Thu Mar 17 22:53:58 EET 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 21:15 +0100, Philip Van Hoof wrote:

So, adding this little dialog after learning from Martijn Dekkers post.

> Requirements
> ============


> Some "geeks" use a source control system for managing changes  in  their
> home directory. I don't see this  as a  required  something  to support.
> Perhaps the  ability  to  freeze  writing  to the backend so that backup
> applications  can  instruct the configuration daemon not to write for a 
> certain amount of time or until the unfreeze command is given.

However, It should be possible  to  scale  the  configuration management
over multiple computers.  My  first thought on  this  is  that we should
investigate whether ACAP is a suitable protocol for this. We  could  let
daemons "communicate" with each other. Which of course implies that some
sort of authentication  and  SSL  between those two daemons is necessary
(we need to investigate how ACAP works, how to implement this, etcetera)


Philip Van Hoof, Software Developer @ Cronos
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