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

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Jun 20 17:37:55 EDT 2004

linas at linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:

> 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
> persist.

Well, perhaps if data were just stored in $HOME we wouldn't need
a daemon to 'cache' it.  Or I suppose it could be a write-through
cache... But at that point why not just provide a common app library
to read a set of dotfiles in $HOME?

> 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.

I dont know..  Corba just seems so overkill for configuration
parameters, especially when a simple set of dotfiles would suffice!

> --linas


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