Dconf in GNOME 3.0 : one step further to Windows registry ?

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Today, while reading LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 9 concerning GNOME 3.0, I noticed the part about dconf. Dconf aims to replace ... gconf already. Yeah, we can't keep a simple technology as simple as reading and writing application configurations settings more than 8 years ... Whereas I was not agree with the fact that gconf was somewhat like the Windows registry, at least it was using plain text files which could be delete or read from CLI with standard tools. However with dconf things are about to change. I don't know if this GNOME dconf is the same than the dconf project on fd.o for which Aaron Seigo had some harsh words in 2005, but really this GNOME dconf seems just wrong. Really I do prefer gconf finally !

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