Elektra 0.7.0rc2

Markus Raab registry at markus-raab.org
Wed Mar 26 01:59:46 PDT 2008

Am Mittwoch, 26. März 2008 02:25 schrieben Sie:
> Do you have any comparisons of the advantage of using this instead of
> EET[1,2]? Enlightenment is using EET for a long time now and things
> just work, it's easy to use and performs well, does not depend on
> external libraries.

Elektra is also easy to use and does not depend on external libraries. The 
difference is that we realized that there is no perfect format for storing 
configuration so we leave that decision out. We introduce a global namespace 
for configuration in an operating system independent way. This allows a 
programmer to identify keys without knowing where they are actually stored, 
which could be EET, but also a configuration file, berkley db, the windows 
registry,.. realized through backends.

See http://www.libelektra.org/GetStartedMounting how you can set the key 
system/filesystems/rootfs/type storing them into a filesys or in the 
legacy /etc/fstab.

> [1] http://wiki.enlightenment.org/index.php/Eet
> [2] http://www.enlightenment.org/viewvc/e17/libs/eet/

Sounds very nice, I will have a look at it. The disadvantage is that you can't 
read or edit that files. But it would certainly be a very good backend if you 
need very fast reads.

Thank you
Markus Raab

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