Repositories and name of the desktop configuration specification have been changed
Philip Van Hoof
spam at pvanhoof.be
Mon Oct 10 05:09:19 PDT 2005
I changed the name and the repository of the desktop configuration
I decided to rename it to "deconf-spec". For now it has been copyrighted
using the GNU Free Documentation License. This will change in a near
future to a more suitable license. Note that all the included samples
are in the public domain.
Naming: "deconf" stands for "DEsktop CONFiguration". So "deconf-spec" is
simply: "Desktop configuration specification".
Or simply use http://pvanhoof.be/short/?s=desktopstandard
A simple service implementation of this specification will be
implemented in https://svn.x-tend.be/svn/deconf/deconf-desk/trunk/
I have no time estimations for that implementation.
Note that I can give you Subversion accounts for commit access. You can
also send me diffs. I "will" look at them and chances are high that I
will approve and commit them.
The/my plans for the implementation stages are
o. Stop development of "DConf", start "deconf-desk". Reuse "DConf" as a
learning-platform for "deconf-desk".
o. Not to create a library, the specification tells a library
developer how to do that. (so, drop libdconf-glib)
o. Not to create a schema-to-class code generator (like KConfigXT), the
specification tells a developer how to do that.
o. To create a very simple implementation (deconf-desk) that isn't yet
focused on performance. This first implementation will focus on the
spec. and on checking whether the specification is doable (A Prove
o. A schema reader (as a library)
o. A D-BUS protocol implementation (as a library)
o. A very simple backend implementation (as a plugin/library)
o. A main.c to tie it all together
o. After that improve the implementation in such a way that it'll
become a high performance one
o. A high performance backend implementation
o. Introducing short-life-time caches (I/O avoidance caching)
o. After that implement and specify distributed desktop configuration
management and group desktop configuration management.
o. Plugin that works as a special client for deconf-desk
o. deconf-serv that talks with the plugin
If somebody is interested in the development of "deconf-desk" (which is
indeed the service implementation of "deconf-spec"): leave me a note.
It's going to be an opensource (GPL) project. At this moment is
"deconf-desk" targeted at becoming a prove of concept for "deconf-spec".
So ... Not yet a final product. It will not be a final one any time soon
Philip Van Hoof, software developer at x-tend
home: me at pvanhoof dot be
gnome: pvanhoof at gnome dot org
work: vanhoof at x-tend dot be
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