xfconf: FFI bindings to xfconf

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Xfconf is a simple client-server configuration storage and query system build on top of glib and used by XFCE.

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Dependencies base (>=3.0 && <5.0), glib (>=0.12), HUnit (>=1.2 && <1.3), QuickCheck (>=2.1), test-framework (>=0.3 && <0.4), test-framework-hunit (>=0.2 && <0.3), test-framework-quickcheck2 (>=0.2 && <0.3) [details]
License GPL-3.0-only
Author John Obbele
Maintainer john.obbele@gmail.com
Revised Revision 1 made by HerbertValerioRiedel at 2016-08-21T12:59:55Z
Category System, XFCE
Home page http://patch-tag.com/r/obbele/xfconf/home
Source repo head: darcs get http://patch-tag.com/r/obbele/xfconf/home
Uploaded by JohnObbele at 2011-04-15T17:52:19Z
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Haskell bindings to XFCE 4.8 xfconf settings daemon.

Original xfconf API documentation can be found on:


GHC and xfconf-devel/libxfconf obviously :)

You will need a fairly new version of haddock too (>= 2.8).

Cabal should take care of the rest.


Presently, the whole thing is (almost) no more hackish. The system was
integrated with cabal, a set of QuickCheck tests prove the storing and
retrieving of large data sets to work properly and the XfconfChannel*
objects inherit from regular gtk2hs-glib.GObjects.

Only Tests/TestGlib.hs appears broken.


An application of this library can be found with hThemes[0], a small
utility to quickly save and load pre-configured xfconf settings (notably
wallpapers, gtk+2 & xfwm4 themes).

[0]: https://patch-tag.com/r/obbele/hThemes/home

How to build

Just try this:

	bash $ make            # shortcut for cabal configure -f buildTests
	                       #          and cabal build

How to use the Tests/*.hs binaries

Those tests require a working version of XFCE >= 4.8, as well as the
haskell packages test-framework, test-framework-hunit, HUnit,
test-framework-quickcheck2 and QuickCheck. The demo program requires the
haskell binding for gtk. You can ask cabal to build it for you by
specifying the flag "buildTests":

	bash $ cabal configure -fbuildTests
	bash $ cabal build
	bash $ ./dist/build/tests/tests
	bash $ ./dist/build/testGlib/testGlib
	bash $ runghc Demo/Demo.hs

Or you can just quickly run them with one of the following shortcuts:
	bash $ make test(s)         # run with 500 test samples
	bash $ make testGlib        # test glib signals
	                            # (need a -threaded binary)
	bash $ make demo            # run the small xfconf bindings demo

You're welcomed to report any suggestions / bug reports to john obbele
AT gmail.

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