Re: GConf plans for 2.8

On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 15:19, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hey,
> On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 13:53, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 14:32, 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.
> > 
> > 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. 
> 	I'm not sure this is the way we'd do it. We'd want some way for
> gconf_client_get_default() to return you a stack of sources based on
> your group, rather than adding a new gconf_client_get_for_group () API.
> 	Essentially, GConf at the moment only allows one stack of sources per
> daemon. The patch removes that limitation, but I'm not sure that's
> useful for this case because we'll want the *default* stack of sources
> to be different based on the user's group.

Yeah. Thats what I meant I wanted. I just didn't look closely enough on
your change to know if it was related.

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