Re: GConf plans for 2.8

On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 14:32, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hey,
> 	I'm going to create a gnome-2-6 branch for GConf soon.
> 	Here's a rough list of what looks like might be plausibly done for
> 2.8.x.
> Patches ready to go
> ===================
>   * Allow notifications from backends:
>     At the moment gconfd itself notifies from operations which change 
>     values. This patch adds an API for backends which allows them to
>     notice values have changed and inform gconfd. It will be useful
>     for backends like the LDAP backend or if we figure out a sane
>     way for the XML backend to notice files have changed and reload.
>   * API to allow arbitrary stacks of sources:
>     The patch basically just adds the gconf_engine_get_for_addresses() 
>     API, but involves significant re-factoring of parts of GConf. The 
>     idea here is that we could make gconf-editor into a useful sysadmin 
>     tool which allows you to create new configuration sources and model 
>     how it would look when added to the default sources list.

Any way we could use this to somehow change the default configuration
sources depending on e.g. what groups the user is part of?

This would allow us to easily configure various kinds of lockdown for
groups of users. 

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