Linked by Antonio Ospite on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:35 UTC
Gnome Antonio Ospite explores Gnome 3 in fall-back mode and tries to make it look and behave more like Gnome 2.32 again. This summer Linus Torvalds made it to the news for complaining about the gnome-shell design; Gnome fall-back mode is the solution for those like Linus who can't - or better, do not want to - use gnome-shell just yet.
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RE[7]: Apple Plist, Lazy Loading
by phoenix on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Apple Plist, Lazy Loading"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

So you parse the file once on load, stuff the settings into shared memory, and carry on. The end result is basically the same: some region of memory with all the settings stored there, shared amongst the system.

If the parser is slow ... you optimise the parser. Why rip it out and replace it wholesale with a binary option? Hasn't the horror that is the Windows Registry been enough of a red flag for everyone to avoid recreating it?

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saynte Member since:
2007-12-10

The switch to binary was part of a move to another system. They were changing every part of the system anyway, and I don't think binary files really scared any of them. I mean, so many of the files that we use are binary, why are configuration files the only taboo?

Maybe it's just been a while, but in many years I haven't heard of anything bad related to the binary nature of the windows registry. Could you remind me?

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