KConfigXT and kdeglobals - Linux Registry as option for 4.0 ?

Dario Massarin nekkar at libero.it
Sat Sep 4 17:08:45 BST 2004

On Friday 03 September 2004 13:27, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> On Friday 03 September 2004 12:18, Helio Chissini de Castro wrote:
> > Ok, now people had oportunity to see how is made Linux Registry on
> > Akademy, so i ask if be considered to an option to KDE 4
> The ideas behind the Linux Registry are important -- in fact I think on of
> *the* important problems to be solved on the Linux desktop in the upcoming
> years will be a generalized settings mechanism.

Yes, I think this too.

> That said I don't think that the Linux Registry actually addresses any of
> the right problems in its implementation and doesn't have enough mindshare
> to actually be pervasive enough to be useful.
> For something like it to be successful it needs to be designed with input
> from a lot of people that are involved in various cross-system projects and
> with the real problems that they're having to solve in mind and to actually
> have enough buy-in from the people actually working on those projects. 
> Anything less just becomes yet-another-redundant-configuration-system.

I think we should avoid this. We shouldn't let this to become 
As you said, this project needs much more feedback from us, expecially from 
expert people like you (and maybe not like me ;-P).

What about writing a good mail to the project mailing list, explaining why it 
doesn't address any of the right problems? I think they would be very happy 
to hear your opinions.


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