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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: 3.0 - Proposed Goals
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2007 19:51:34 GMT
Joachim Zobel wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 13.02.2007, 23:33 -0800 schrieb Paul Querna:
>> - Build a cleaner configuration system, enabling runtime
>> reconfiguration. Today's system basically requires a complete restart of
>> everything to change configurations.  I would like to move to an
>> internal DOM like representation of the configuration, but preserve the
>> current file format as the 'default'. (Modules could easily write an XML
>> config file format, or pull from LDAP).
> A configuration command line similiar to a databases command line
> interface would be nice to have.
> The good thing with an XML configuration would be, that you could
> validate it against a schema. Especially certain settings could be
> unique. This would put an end to wondering why a conf. change has no
> effect for an hour until discovering that the same value is set again
> somewhere else in the config.
> An XML command line however ... :)

XML isn't important.

What is important is the internal API of how we represent the configuration.

XML, or the current config format, or something completely different,
are just INPUTS to the API for configuration......


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