Fwd: a brand new volume manager

daniele favara danjele at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 13:07:36 UTC 2006

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From: daniele favara <danjele at gmail.com>
Date: Jan 18, 2006 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: a brand new volume manager
To: Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com>

On 1/18/06, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > if someyone would port it to c np, but i'm focusing on python ...
> > that's what i like to use at the moment and mainly it's really a long
> > time i don't use c. From what i see it's fast as ivman even if it has
> > more features.
> >
> > Why is it better for users to have it in C?
> >
> memory footprint reasons,  nothing else.
> And is XML really needed? A simple INI file like syntax would be better
> unless you use a tree structured or otrherwise complicated config file
> format
> This is what I don't like about ivman either, a full page of brackets and
> tags
> to convey something which can simply be written (and more importantly read
> by a human) as key = value lines.
yes i get what you mean, but libxml2 are really cool and useful ...
mainly if you want to add a gui to configure you app :).

If you see i used same tags as hal and dbus rules, that was my guideline.

The rules.xml files let me to translate it in if conditions within the code.

It seems xml files for such stuff is a standard "de facto" :).

i know even to promote that in main  could be hard, and to add such
improvement in ivman is better. I don't expect my volume manager will
be used in xubuntu for dapper .. but i think it's really powerful, and
with an app that could add desktop icons or a simple applet it could
improve the xfce usability (accessibilty too) very much.

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