RFC: KConfig XT (KDE 3.2)

Andras Mantia amantia at freemail.hu
Sun Mar 16 17:49:20 GMT 2003

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On 2003. March 16., Sunday 17:57, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Sunday 16 March 2003 00:22, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > On 2003. March 16., Sunday 01:07, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > > > Sidenote: We shouldn't forget that providing meta data for config
> > > > options and also a config file editor would only be relevant to a
> > > > small fraction of expert users and doesn't relieves us from improving
> > > > the configuration dialogs and the control center.
> > >
> > > No, certainly not. It's just that the KIOSK features are quite popular
> > > with sysadmins and one of the first questions is usually "where can I
> > > find documentation about the config options". These people certainly
> > > qualify as a small fraction of expert users, but are nevertheless a
> > > very important category IMHO.
> >
> > In Quanta we would also benefit by documentation capabilities in config
> > files.
> In which way?

For each DTD Quanta "knows" about, there is a description.rc which is basicly 
an ini style file, read with he help of the KConfig class. As any user can 
make new DTD definitions, it would be easier to put some documentation of the 
options, as sometimes it is not easily understandable what is the meaning of 
the option. Of course the documentation can be done in a separate file, but 
it's more easier to see (even for me when doing a review) what is the meaning 
of an option directly in the config file.


> Cheers,
> Waldo

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