a brand new volume manager
danjele at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 20:09:41 GMT 2006
On 1/18/06, Erik Harrison <erikharrison at xfce.org> wrote:
> On 1/18/06, daniele favara <danjele at gmail.com> wrote:
> > i'm sorry .... this web frontend doesn't reply automatically to CC
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > 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
> > > IMHO,
> > > 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 :).
> You could consider looking at the Python bindings for Xfce (currently
> in Xfce SVN). They should be released for Xfce 4.4
> The Xfce bindings provide access to a really slick config system.
> It'll automatically determine the correct location for the config
> files (based on the XDG standard), and contains a config file parser
> that allows you to treat the config file as a set of typed key value
do you mean for the GUI or what ?
xml is useful for rules ...
<if key= ...... then
<if key= ....... then
well maybe i've misunderstood something ...
> > 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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