g-wrap (was Re: QOF won't link)

Linas Vepstas linas at linas.org
Sun Jun 20 12:51:09 EDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 12:44:10PM -0400, Derek Atkins was heard to remark:
> > Gnome GConf seems to be the standard gnome way of soring config
> > entries.  I don't quite like the way GConf is currently 
> > implemented, but I'm guessing that it should be pretty future-proof,
> > and get improved eventually.
> My only concern is distributed computing.  So long as the user's gconf
> data is stored in their home directory and not in some central gconf
> database then I don't mind using gconf.  

gconf2 stores all config info in a central DB; the old/deprecated
gconf1 stored them in files.

I am not sure why exactly gconf2 is centralized; but I do beleive
its a true network daemon, so that in principle, you could get the
gconf2 settings from other machines ... maybe.  I really don't 
understand how that's supposed to work.   Its a good question for
one of the desktop lists.

(once again, I wish I could have the same desktop on all of the 
various computers I work on ... but I can't, at least not easily,
not without nfs mounts and other hacks.)


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