proposal for extending XSETTINGS registry keys

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Wed Mar 28 18:36:01 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 00:17 +0200, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 March 2007 21:07 +0100, Avi Alkalay wrote:
> > Elektra can easily be the infrastructure for storing this keys, with the
> > benefit of not being just desktop-oriented, but cross-system oriented.
> I think (could be wrong) the main idea of XSETTINGS is that they are supposed 
> to be available through X11, thus being available to application on remote 
> machines which connect to the client's Xserver.
> The location where the XSETTINGS manager stores the values is an 
> implementation detail.

Yes, exactly. The gnome incarnation of an xsettings manager uses gconf
to store the values, but that is an implementation detail. Bringing 
configuration systems like Elektra into this discussion is just a

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