RFC: KConfig XT (KDE 3.2)

Benjamin Meyer ben at meyerhome.net
Mon Mar 17 05:32:19 GMT 2003

On Monday 17 March 2003 5:07 am, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> Hmm maybe rather then spinning my wheels on what is good/bad.  A look at
> what the goals are would be better use of our time.
> First the reason for the goals is first for kiosk admins (correct me if I
> am wrong here) and then power users.  So the solutions must take that into
> account.
> > > Goals
> > > * Have the default value for config entries defined in 1 place.
> If we want to get it down to 1 place it would have to be an export from the
> application. (for reasons already expressed in the thread).
> > > * Provide type-information about config entries to facilate
> Both KPrefs, KAutoConfig, etc can provide this functionality with minimal
> work.  For KConfig it could be just one extra function (such as):
> setEntryType(entry, type) and a modification to the writeConfig(QVariant,
> value).
> > > * Facilitate the documentation of config entries.
> This could also be in the export from number one.  For gui configs you
> could even just have it output the WhatsThis which (after the developer
> added all of the whatsThis) would provide the user with more info at the
> same time.

oh note I didn't say when or how to export.  At compile time, at run time, via 
a command line, a script parsing the code, kprefs dcop call etc.


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