"New releases of GConf are at: ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/stable/sources/GConf.
1.0.5 is latest stable, 1.1.3 latest unstable."
GConf stores configuration data. See http://developer.gnome.org/feature/archive/gconf/gconf.html for an overview. This release involves large changes, which should ideally fix most problems people have had with GConf. I've closed the vast majority of bugs in bugzilla, and moved from using OAF/bonobo-activation to using a simple lockfile in the user's home directory. Also, this release should allow you to seamlessly use the same daemon for both gconf 1 and gconf 2, if you have the latest ORBit1 and ORBit2. Finally, this release enforces a UTF-8 encoding on the STRING type, so should avoid placing non-UTF-8 in the XML backend files. The downside of fixing these issues is possible breakage - I did my best to test, but maybe failed, so if you have problems, please report bugs to http://bugzilla.gnome.org, and wait for a quick 1.0.6. Packagers should consider splitting gconfd-2 into its own package, than having gconf-1 and gconf-2 client library packages that both depend on gconfd-2; this would require a small gconf-1 client lib patch to s/gconfd-1/gconfd-2/ in the code that launches the daemon. However, for now this isn't necessary, because gconf-2 can use the gconfd-1 daemon, no features have been added to gconfd-2 vs. gconfd-1. Havoc _______________________________________________ gnome-announce-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-announce-list