How to use xfconf to store data like bookmarks

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Mon Dec 15 17:50:40 CET 2008

2008/12/15 Stephan Arts <stephan at>:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at> wrote:
>> Hey Christian,
>> It is an interesting reading.  The GLib bookmark file parser is indeed
>> unsuitable, and exposing bookmarks to dbus with xfconf is useless.
> I suppose you guys don't really like the idea of building a clean
> implementation and importing it in libxfce4util?

There is an xml parser in glib (GMarkupParser) which works fine and is
already used in the xfconf-xml-backend, panel, menueditor, thunar and
libxfce4menu. It allows easy custom implementations (you don't need
libxml if you store 'simple' data like bookmarks) and is fast enough
for most people.


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