[lsb-discuss] Desktop APIs

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at intel.com
Wed Aug 2 12:39:01 PDT 2006

I think XSETTINGS is the way to go for this. The technology is there but
concensus of the actual entries and semantics is still mostly lacking.
Also, KDE/Qt still doesn't support it last I checked. (But without
concenus it wouldn't make much sense anyway) See

Please note that The Portland Group is a compiler company with no
relation  to the OSDL/Freedesktop.org Portland initative. 

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation - http://www.intel.com/go/linux
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

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>bounces at lists.freestandards.org] On Behalf Of Robert Schweikert
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>Cc: Robert Schweikert
>Subject: [lsb-discuss] Desktop APIs
>Although GNOME and Qt are part of the LSB other toolkits are viable
>options for applications. LSB compliance can still be achieved when the
>toolkit itself is shipped with the application. For better integration
>in such cases it would be nice if there were an API which allows the
>retrieval of some basic look and feel parameters such as background
>color and default font. This would allow an application using a
>different tool kit to blend in better.
>This might be a Portland Group issue and then become part of the LSB
>once the Portland Group project API is stable and ready for inclusion.
>Targeting 4.0 with this request.
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