From: F J Franklin (F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 03:52:22 EDT
I have been wanting to do this for a while; last Xmas I wrote an XML
preferences method for some other software, even.
Remember, there are an unknown/unknowable number of plugins, hopefully
each having a unique name, so it would be best IMO to have separate
"schemes" for each plugin:
<AbiPreferences app="AbiWord" ver="1.0">
then plugins should be able to pick out scheme by name and edit if
On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Kenneth J.Davis wrote:
> >From a plugin I can read and write stuff to the preference file.
> Which scheme should I write my settings into? (I currently create
> one for my plugin and maintain my settings in it, thus I don't have to
> worry about my option names corresponding to AbiWord's, nor do
> I have to change the currently selected scheme to access the values.)
> I want to use the preference file, as I believe this will allow the
> plugin to store information in a cross platform manner (that is, without
> extra platform specific logic for where to place a configuration file
> or using platform specific features such as the registry on Windows).
> What I am not sure of is mostly, should I
> a) not be writing anything to the preference file or
> b) using some other means than a prefsScheme or
> c) write my settings to a _plugin_ Scheme using option names
> prefixed with the plugin name (ie a scheme for all plugins to share) or
> d) what I do now, unique plugin specific scheme or
> e) something else?
> Thank you,
> Jeremy Davis
Francis James Franklin
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