Re: [Evolution-hackers] GSettings Hackfest + Account Storage

2010-03-04 Thread Matthew Barnes
On Thu, 2010-03-04 at 15:15 +1100, Andrew Cowie wrote:
 But on the third hand, :) GNOME has an increasingly beautiful┬╣ passwords
 and account management interface in the Passwords and Encryption Keys
 tool provided by Seahorse; my understanding is that the APIs underneath
 it are mature too, though I can't speak to that.

Right, I should have clarified that I wasn't speaking of password
information.  That certainly belongs in a secure keyring.  What I was
suggesting we store in key files was account options -- username, host
and port information along with all the knobs and switches you see in
the Account Editor, Calendar Properties, Address Book Properties, etc.

I'll post a more fleshed out proposal to the wiki once I learn more
about the GSettings key file backend.

Matthew Barnes

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Re: [Evolution-hackers] GSettings Hackfest + Account Storage

2010-03-03 Thread Andrew Cowie
On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 15:21 -0500, Matthew Barnes wrote:
 A secondary goal is to find a saner solution for account settings
 storage.  I think there's universal agreement that our XML blobs are an
 abuse of GConf and need to die, but I'm torn on which direction to take.

 One the one hand, GSettings

 On the other hand, users...

But on the third hand, :) GNOME has an increasingly beautiful┬╣ passwords
and account management interface in the Passwords and Encryption Keys
tool provided by Seahorse; my understanding is that the APIs underneath
it are mature too, though I can't speak to that.

Could that store be of any help? Irrespective of the I want to move
my .evolution with cp [and isn't that what backup/restore is actually
for?], surely it's better to centralize credential management in the
place that other GNOME apps are using.

AfC
Sydney


┬╣ beautiful, as defined by the number of apps (today I'm pleased about
Epiphany) storing their username/password credentials there.




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