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A central repository for KDE configuration data?


Posted by Yaba on Jan 2 2005
Using Elektra would be great (elektra.sf.net)37%37%37% 37%
A new registry database like implementation3%3%3% 3%
All config data should be in a fast database9%9%9% 9%
One central XML file.7%7%7% 7%
A new, but tighter organization of text files.10%10%10% 10%
Various text files are good enough.3%3%3% 3%
The current implementation below ~/.kde is best.32%32%32% 32%
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 no registry please!

 
 by blaster999 on: Jan 3 2005
 
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Don't create anything registry-like. If you've used M$ Windows, you know that its registry is a pain in the ass (like everything else in windows). Plain text config files or XML would be good enough for config files.


It is not the size of the hammer that counts. It's how you wield it.
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 Re: no registry plea

 
 by gg3po on: Jan 3 2005
 
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I agree! Please don't use a registry! This is why I don't like Gnome, anymore.


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 Re: Re: no registry plea

 
 by leinir on: Jan 3 2005
 
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As far as I know, GConf isn's a registry, in that it's not a binary database... Please, do correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember that being discussed before.


..Dan // Leinir
http://www.leinir.dk/

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 Re: Re: Re: no regis

 
 by gg3po on: Jan 8 2005
 
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I'm sure you're correct here, but maybe it just feels too much like the Win registry too me... I'm maybe not qualified to opine here, since I only saw the first iteration of Gconf a while ago, when it first came out. I know this is a subjective thing...

I really didn't feel that Gconf was very user-friendly -- not that text files are, either, but I don't see the advantage... I would like to see, perhaps, some kind of GUI frontend to the config files, but It should use standard widgets, logically organized in a way that's specific to each problem. eg: tabs, radio buttons, etc. and not try to *look* like a registry (which tends to look like a database frontend with cryptic names for everything [I know. Text files are cryptic, too, but isn't a GUI supposed to elimate this?]).

I'm really not trying to criticise. I hope I don't sound that way.


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 Elektra

 
 by smileaf on: Jan 4 2005
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong but it looks like this is just a project that wants to expand the ability of configuration projects in that it does NOT really centralize the data. but rather centralizes how data is accessed.
If this is the case then Yes I like this idea! .. I agree that figuring out all those different file structures is a pain. some are down right unreadable IMO.

I personally don't think the windows registry is that bad of an idea. easy to access(I would assume) and browsing it in regedit gives everything the same config layout (yes it is a nightmare to browse tho..)

if Elektra is nothing but a way of accessing these config files then there is no "oops I lost the registry now I have to reinstall" like you have in windows.

but then at the same time if elektra is like that.. doesn't KDE already have a consistent config file structure?


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 Re: Elektra

 
 by reignbow on: Jan 4 2005
 
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The Windows registry may not be a bad idea in theory (some disagree), but it certainly is a pain the way it is implemented. Commonplace problems are insufficient access restriction, the inability to determine which program owns which keys, unclean deinstallation, and deterioration of system performance as the registry fills up. Elektra seems to avoid most of these by its clear layout, emphasis on access control and bare-bone implementation. I'd like to see Elektra be given a chance. Maybe someone could run some trials on how it fares in bootup and system operation?


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 by now it's good

 
 by ra1n on: Jan 5 2005
 
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I voted for a new, but tighter organization of text files.
The reason is simple, those files should not be accessed by the normal user, he should use the gui config dialogs.
Those files should be accessed only for particular reason (for example for tweaking some particular option) and in this case they should be clear and maybe well documented.
Also they should be easy to restore if something goes wrong, and there is nothing more simple to handle than a text file
So there should be a new layout for configuration files, but they should remain text files (or at least XML files)


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 Ummm Y?

 
 by nightwriter on: Jan 5 2005
 
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It works. It works very well. Every user who needs to, knows how it works. All of the tools are designed around what exists. Fantastic progress in speed and quality are being made in the product as a whole.

Sounds like the perfect time to dump it all confuse the heck out of every one and change the entire methodology of configuring the product. I mean, I'm sure the distro's would love a reason to rewrite all of their tool integration as well, they must be bored as heck (Cheesy grin and sarcasm applied)

If however there is a real problem, as in a roadblock, a no can do or never will be able to, perhaps. But nothing I've seen especially since 3.0 came out (3.3 rocks and 3.4 will hopefully soon be built by me *grin*) Why sidetrack this role by throwing out the baby and keeping the bathwater?


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 keep in FS

 
 by mirya on: Jan 5 2005
 
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IMO the only reason to create the registry is filesystem design aimed toward large files support, not couple-of-bytes entries, which often means resource waste and great slowdown (as it was with FAT).


That would be nice to have a registry-oriented filesystem (mean real UNIX FS) for that. And btw, the registry problem exists in Wine projects for years, they work with one-large-regedit-export format for now, that really eats resources as the only operations on such "registry" is load-all-at-one and save-all-at-once.


Like this:
$ mount
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/usr/local/share/kde/registry.kreg on /usr/local/registry/kde (regfs, local)


Best regards, Mirya
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 current is the BEST

 
 by Zlodej on: Jan 5 2005
 
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KDE works fine for me for now, switches between 2 sessions for 1,5 sec.
Who likes faster system can buy 64-bit Intel CPU and RAID.


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