Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

Emmanuele Bassi ebassi at
Sun Jul 24 16:11:02 BST 2011


2011/7/24 Aurélien Gâteau <agateau at>:
> What about the other way around BTW? Do GNOME applications running on a
> KDE workspace follow KDE keybindings, theme, palette, fonts and icon
> theme?

GTK+ applications use the XSETTINGS keys:

so every key that is shared using that specification is picked up
automatically by GTK+ applications.

we can definitely talk about extending the set of shared keys: we
routinely do that on xdg-list -- for instance when the sound theme
spec was introduced.

> Do they use kwallet instead of gnome-keyring?

applications using the org.freedesktop.Secrets API will ask for the
well-known bus name, and get to talk to the daemon implementing it;
that means using the gnome-keyring daemon or kwallet, depending on
which is installed. the same mechanism of auto-activation is used for
many other things.


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