xfcerc vs gkeyfile

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Mon Jan 14 03:52:36 CET 2008

Am Sun, 13 Jan 2008 23:13:28 +0100
schrieb "Stephan Arts" <stephan at xfce.org>:

> Hi,
> When looking at xfcerc, it seems remarkably similar to the g_key_file
> stuff in glib.
> I was wondering if we could deprecate xfcerc for 4.6 and move to
> g_key_file.

I'd vote for keeping it. Almost every component or goodie uses XfceRc
and it would require an enormous amount of work to migrate all of them
for 4.6. The API (especially the group/section-related stuff) works
slightly different (even though I guess it covers all we need). 

We already have: new menu library, new appfinder, new desktop menu and
plugin, a new mixer and maybe also a new settings system (xfconf). Not
to forget about mousepad and ristretto. Idealy, all these components
have to become stable (and more or less complete) before the 4.6
release. IMHO that means enough maintainance work already.

  - Jannis
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-dev/attachments/20080114/a8c79664/attachment.pgp>

More information about the Xfce4-dev mailing list