config daemon/library for 4.6

Jean-François Wauthy pollux at
Wed Sep 5 21:24:17 CEST 2007

Le mercredi 05 septembre 2007 à 11:10 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone a
écrit :
> > Maybe it's also useful to have a function to remove a channel and all
> > the properties inside (for example when a plugin is removed from the
> > panel, the panel can ask to remove all the plugin settings).
> > 
> > gboolean xfconf_channel_remove (const gchar *channel_name,
> >                                     GError **error);
> That sounds reasonable.  Another option would be to just remove the 
> channel when all properties are removed, but that's annoying.

It could also be a security issue, any application being able to delete
any channel and/or property.

> But really -- what application *ever* cleans up its settings on 
> uninstall?  Plugins never do either.  Is this even necessary?  Yes, the 
> store could get cluttered, but unused channels shouldn't impact the 
> daemon at all (they won't get loaded if no one asks for them).

What about adding some sort of timestamp in the store for each property
logging the last access ? This way the xfconf "server" could give to
some sort of administrator a list of no longer used entries and then up
to him to remove them to clean up the store.

Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at>
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