Instructions from Fedora on fixing the dbus problem
Posted Dec 14, 2008 5:04 UTC (Sun) by Ze
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(The very thought of requiring sysadmins to modify XML to configure
anything makes me break out in hives: XML isn't meant for humans to write
and is way too easy to make mistakes in. But fontconfig lost me *that*
argument long ago, and in a sense so did Apache, although at least an
HTML-like syntax makes some sense in a web server's configuration file.)
Whilst I'm not a huge fan of XML either. It's not that hard to edit an existing XML file. I've edited HAL files recently and done web stuff (XHTML,HTML,JSP,XSLT,DTD's,VRML) in the past from scratch without any hassles.
Yes often documentation is sadly lacking in them but that is common in most projects whether they be open source or not.
Honestly though I'd like to see something better , ideally a config fs module that stores everything in a common format/back end but can export it in a wide variety of different formats with rules deciding which format it's exported in. So the format you edit it in isn't necessarily the file format your program reads it in. That should satisfy most people and result in projects not having to change much code.
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