[Dev] Smack Feature for Vconf

Baptiste Durand baptiste.durand at open.eurogiciel.org
Tue Dec 10 16:45:40 GMT 2013


To conclude about the -s option.

I propose to do NOT include this option for tizen 3.0, and use if chsmask
if it is needed as proposed by Casey.

Any objections?

Thanks in advance.

Baptiste




2013/12/9 Schaufler, Casey <casey.schaufler at intel.com>

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Patrick Ohly [mailto:patrick.ohly at intel.com]
> > Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:48 AM
> > To: Schaufler, Casey
> > Cc: Dominig ar Foll; dev at lists.tizen.org; SeungYeup Kim
> > Subject: Re: [Dev] Smack Feature for Vconf
> >
> > On Mon, 2013-12-09 at 17:30 +0000, Schaufler, Casey wrote:
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: dev-bounces at lists.tizen.org
> > > > [mailto:dev-bounces at lists.tizen.org] On Behalf Of Dominig ar Foll
> > > > Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 6:18 AM
> > > > To: dev at lists.tizen.org; SeungYeup Kim
> > > > Subject: Re: [Dev] Smack Feature for Vconf
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Le 09/12/2013 02:11, Schaufler, Casey a écrit :
> > > > >> That means paths decided by vconftool needs to be known (and hard
> > > > >> coded) by the package maintainer (what if it is changed later ?).
> > > > > Yes. This is correct. I submit that this is a good thing.
> > > > > Developers who don't
> > > > understand the environment in which they are developing are at a
> > > > serious disadvantage. It makes it very difficult for them to
> > > > contribute to the system beyond the niche they are working on.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > I am afraid that I do not agree with the idea that app developpers
> > > > should know the abolute Path used by their Apps.
> > >
> > > If they don't know where the files are, how can they check to see if
> the
> > contents are correct?
> > > How can they possibly figure out if the file is getting created at all?
> >
> > You are talking about debugging. That's an activity done by humans, who
> can
> > adapt to changing circumstances more or less easily.
> >
> > What Dominig objects against, and I agree with him there, is embedding
> that
> > knowledge into the source code or packaging where it'll be much harder to
> > change. It goes against the principles of encapsulation and hiding of
> > implementation details.
>
> Indeed it does. I don't believe in those principles. I believe that they
> lead to poor performance and security holes. I also understand that I am in
> a minority on this topic.
>
> > --
> > Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
> >
> > The content of this message is my personal opinion only and although I
> am an
> > employee of Intel, the statements I make here in no way represent Intel's
> > position on the issue, nor am I authorized to speak on behalf of Intel
> on this
> > matter.
> >
>
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