Havoc Pennington

Red Hat Advanced Development Labs


Google

GConf is a system for storing configuration information, that is, key-value pairs. GConf provides a notification service so applications can be notified when a key's value is changed. GConf also allows for pluggable storage mechanisms (text files, databases, etc.); allows administrators to install default values; and allows application authors to document their configuration keys for the benefit of administrators. This document may be distributed subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, v1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/ )

Abstract

GConf is a system for storing configuration information, that is, key-value pairs. GConf provides a notification service so applications can be notified when a key's value is changed. GConf also allows for pluggable storage mechanisms (text files, databases, etc.); allows administrators to install default values; and allows application authors to document their configuration keys for the benefit of administrators.