[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity

Michael Shields shields@msrl.com
Fri Oct 3 07:12:01 PDT 2003

In message <20031003052436.GA1107@njs.dhis.org>,
Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> I can sort of
> understand why they do it this way, though; gconf stores a single
> global database for all apps, so they can't really break up data by
> application -- gconf doesn't know which application a given bit of
> data belongs to.

Why is that?  Why couldn't gconf be given preferences as an XML tree
along with the name of an application, and store that tree one neatly
into ~/.gfoo.conf or ~/.gconf/gfoo.xml?  When does it need to work
with all the trees at once?
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