Re: Will gsettings eventually be able to modify lists?
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On Mon, 2011-04-11 at 08:32 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote: > On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 09:27:48 -0400, > Matthias Clasen <mclasen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > On Sun, 2011-04-10 at 08:48 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote: > > > It would be nice to use gsettings to add or remove an item from the > > > favorite-apps key without having to read the old list, parse it with > > > something, pass a modified list back to gsettings to replace the old > > > value. > > > > > > Is there any plan for gsettings to get a feature to do this in one step? > > > > No immediate plan, no. I wouldn't necessarily reject a patch, but it is > > a little hard to know where to stop, once you start down that route... > > GSettings lets you store arbitrary variants. > > I was afraid that the list structure was opaque to gsettings. That does > make it harder to start down that path, but isn't really a surprise. > > The list format looks python friendly. I was a bit worried about writing > a script to use to process the changes in python for kickstart files, > but given that livecd-creator and anaconda both need python, it seems > pretty safe to assume python will be available where I need it. > > Thanks for the response. I don't really think you want to go down the route of wrapping a python script around the gsettings cmdline tool. You should just use introspection, and use gsettings directly from python, or whatever language you prefer. -- desktop mailing list desktop@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop