LSB summit

Avi Alkalay avibrazil at
Fri May 26 16:26:26 BST 2006

I think, as always, that the whole system is missing an homogeneous way to
deal with configurations. Configuration files with different formats aren't
a good solution. There should be an API together with generic TUI and GUI
tools to precisely handle every aspect of some software configuration that
it published as configurable. And this should be system wide, and not only
related to a specific framework.

Today the layout and access of software configuration is on the hands of the
distributions. They define where a conf file should be and its layout, and
this is why each distro is different, and why you have to re-learn how to
deal with a new distro.

If such initiative can become mainstream, things like menu spec or
integration between unrelated components will be an almost solved issue.

This is my suggestion, and I'm obviously talking about Elektra.

Thank you,

On 5/25/06, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at> wrote:
> hi all...
> there is an upcoming LSB summit[1] on the 1st and 2nd of june. i will be
> in
> attendance representing kde; waldo will also be there (though he's
> officially
> wearing his intel / osdl / fd.o assortment of hats ;).
> there are a number of issues of great relevance to KDE on the agenda, as
> it
> has a very concentrated on effort on the desktop side of the LSB and
> making
> the LSB actually useful to ISVs, OSVs, etc...
> now ... i really don't care if you think the LSB is bullocks. i know many
> people share that sentiment and that's fine by me. but i'd like to avoid
> this
> becoming a debate over the LSB or the FSG itself.
> what i am interested in is feedback from the KDE creative community of
> developers, artists, documenters, etc... on specific items that are on the
> agenda[1]. if you have input on them such as things you would like to
> ensure
> are addressed, concerns, wishes, thoughts, paper dolls or rainy day dreams
> please discuss them now.
> i'd like to go into this being able to represent the needs and thoughts of
> our
> project as well as possible, which means i need to know what those needs
> and
> thoughts are. =)
> thank you, love, hugs and all that jazz *tippity tappity tap tap tap*[2]
> [1]
> [2] that's my "have i have enough caffeine yet?" dance
> --
> Aaron J. Seigo
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