Re: GConf plans for 2.8


On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 18:29, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> >   * 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.
> Hi,
> Could these be used in combination with the Project Utopia stack to 
> detect and add gconf sources on removable media?  And later detect when 
> they are removed...
> Carrying around my gconf settings, etc. on a key drive would be pretty cool.

	Same answer as I gave Alex, basically :-)

	You want to be able to change the stack of source
gconf_client_get_default() gives you, not use additional stacks of
sources ..

	I think the best way to make this work would be a backend that keeps a
local cache of the database and syncs it to the device whenever it is
connected. Similar to a backend that stores your preferences on the
network but maintains a local cache for when you're away from the


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