Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#15461 new enhancement

Migrate from GConf to GSettings

Reported by: eheintzmann Owned by: EionRobb
Milestone: Component: libpurple
Version: 2.10.6 Keywords:
Cc: drzraf


With GNOME 3.0 (april 2011), the GNOME Project decided to discontinue GConf. It won't be maintained anymore: bugs and security holes will not be fixed. Thus, Pidgin shouldn't depend on GConf any longer. Please, migrate to GSettings. GStettings is the official GNOME replacement for GConf, and the GNOME project is porting all of its applications to it:

You will find the official from GConf to GSettings porting guide at:

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by rekkanoryo

  • Owner changed from rekkanoryo to EionRobb

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by drzraf

please see bug #11191 and debian bug n°621940 ( which are about gconfd presence/absence.

It would really be a progress if gconf2 could become a dpkg "Recommends" rather than a depends as it's the case currently.

As someone stated in the related Ubuntu bug report, there is a http_proxy variable to fetch proxies settings (and a preference box in pidgin to set them manually), thus no need to pull all these dependencies just for a couple of system-wide settings.

thank you

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by salinasv

  • Component changed from unclassified to libpurple
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