On Tue, 23 May 2006 13:44:08 +0200 Jan Claeys <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Op di, 16-05-2006 te 15:09 +0300, schreef Dimitur Kirov:
> > @Jan Claeys <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > As far as I understand, Florian configured proxy65.jabber.ccc.de
> > > by hand, and an upgrade script replaced it by other proxies?  In
> > > that case I understand very well why he's angry...
> 
> > It is not like that. proxy65.jabber.ccc.de was one of the default
> > proxies since version 0.9. There was no way for to guess that user
> > has manually set a default value. It was discussed here:
> >         http://trac.gajim.org/ticket/950 
> > In this thread you just say that you don't like the chosen
> > solution. 
> 
> If I understand that discussion correctly, gajim _copies_ the defaults
> into the user's configuration, so they aren't really "defaults"
> anymore, but are indistinguishable from user settings?
> 
Yes, this is what happens.

> A better solution is to keep those separate & only merge them at
> runtime (and you could also implement three levels: default, system,
> user). The default values would be kept with the program (and would
> get updated with every program update), system config (if used) would
> go somewhere under /etc on linux, unix, etc., and user config goes
> somewhere in de user's $HOME.
> 
It will be good, similarly to gconf.xml.defaults. This will allow 
administrator, or package maintainer to set different defaults. The
problem with updating obsolete user settings remains. Maybe we can use
wizard, when the setting update requires it. 

> If I understood that correctly I'll add the above to the bug report...
> 
thanks.

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D. Kirov
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