gconf brain death (was Re: [linux-elitists] Yet another mozilla atrocity)

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Oct 1 16:34:07 PDT 2003


on Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 12:51:16PM -0700, Nick Moffitt (nick@zork.net) wrote:
> begin  Peter Whysall  quotation:
> > Here's a little bit of my metacity config, reformatted:
> > 
> > <gconf>
> > 	<entry name="num_workspaces" mtime="1064845100" muser="pwhysall"
> > type="int" value="1"/>
> > 	<entry name="theme" mtime="1064845279" muser="pwhysall"
> >  type="string">
> >  		<stringvalue>Industrial</stringvalue>
> > 	</entry>
> > </gconf>
> > 
> > Not exactly opaque, is it?
> 
> 	So each time you edit that in vi, you've gotta run "date +%s"
> and throw that in the mtime attribute?

And I suppose you increment your BIND entries with $RANDOM?

I suspect the basis is similar -- the gconf daemon relies on the
timestamp to propogate modified values.

Peace.

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