[RFC] A differnt options system

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Feb 16 12:13:52 EST 2005

David Hampton <hampton at employees.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 11:31 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> In what way does the existing options system not work for you?  I'd
>> prefer it if we did not have multiple options systems in gnucash.
>> Doing it once and using it everywhere is usually the best way, IMHO.
> I put some options into gconf in some of my earlier work on gnucash2,
> based on the same report Chris mentioned: That gnome is moving towards
> gconf as a container for preferences.  My problem was that while this
> works well for global (i.e. across data file) preferences, it doesn't
> work for preferences that are specific to a given data file.  For
> example, a preference to remember which accounts in the main window are
> open and which are closed would need to be a data file specific
> preference.

The existing gnc option code has a method to save options into the
Book.  See the File -> Properties menu option.

> David


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