Why Elektra is the wrong approach (Was Re: The Strengths and Weakness of Fedora/RHEL OS management)

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at gnome.org
Mon Apr 3 08:14:18 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 23:17 -0700, Shane Stixrud wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Apr 2006, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > It seems that Elektra simply wants to remap the configuration file for a 
> > piece "software" into a hierarchical key/value database and I think that's 
> > missing the point entirely. First of all you got to ask yourself whether 
> > there should be a configuration of said piece of software in the first place. 
> > If you think really hard about it you will find that for most pieces of 
> > software this is false - you really don't want any configuration files... 
> > Hence you really don't want nor need Elektra.
> Software without configuration options what a novel idea... In all 
> seriousness that day will come long after the paperless bathroom....

Well paperless bathrooms with a bidet has been around for over 300 years


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