gconf2 (was Re: g-wrap (was Re: QOF won't link))

Linas Vepstas linas at linas.org
Sun Jun 20 17:20:30 EDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 07:26:56PM +0200, Thomas Viehmann was heard to remark:
> Derek Atkins wrote:
> > show-stopper if you tie a user's gnucash configuration to a single
> > machine.  I'd rather keep the existing scheme-based configuration than
> > lose the ability to have the same desktop on multiple machines (I
> > already have this feature in my environment).
> AFAIU, networking needs to be enabled in /etc/orbitrc (which it isn't by
> default at least in Debian), 

Network security fears ... 

> then settings will be shared across the
> network and written by the first gconfd activated by the user, assuming
> $HOME is shared.

It would be seriously cool if gconf was distributed, so that, e.g.
when machine 2 shows up on net, its gconf would sync with that from
machine1.  After sync machine1 could be shut down, or whatever ... 
machines could come & go, join the party & leave... the data would

As a side note, corba does have this 'service discovery' feature, this
thing where you can ask "who holds the gnucash config data" and there
would come this response "oh, machine holds it", so the user
does not need to specify any explicit machine name for the service.
I have no idea if gconf uses this, it would be cool if it did.


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