RFC: KConfig XT (KDE 3.2)

Daniel Stone dstone at trinity.unimelb.edu.au
Sun Mar 16 11:34:24 GMT 2003

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 10:54:17AM +0000, Chris Howells scrawled:
> On Sunday 16 March 2003 10:06, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > I think the idea of a single, unified GUI frontend to human-readable
> > metadata (i.e. config files) is wrong, evil, bad, and punishable by
> > fecaljapan. I think the default values idea is great, but not the
> > editor.
> You seem to be just about the only person with that opinion. Many people are 
> enthusiastic even.

Well, the thing is, that encourages users to fuck with the config files,
screwing up apps. I mean, if they knew what they were doing, the
wouldn't be needing KConfEdit.

> > Please, let's not go down this path.
> Why?

Wrong solution to the wrong problem.

Daniel Stone                                     <dstone at trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne
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