Commit 192892b5 authored by Allison Karlitskaya's avatar Allison Karlitskaya

GSettings docs: clarify what is a good path

Add an explicit note to the docs about choosing paths based on domain
names, not ones like "/apps/", "/desktop/" or "/system/".
parent 6560b374
......@@ -69,6 +69,14 @@
* useful e.g. when the schema describes an 'account', and you want to be
* able to store a arbitrary number of accounts.
*
* Paths must start with and end with a forward slash character ('/')
* and must not contain two sequential slash characters. Paths should
* be chosen based on a domain name associated with the program or
* library to which the settings belong. Examples of paths are
* "/org/gtk/settings/file-chooser/" and "/ca/desrt/dconf-editor/".
* Paths should not start with "/apps/", "/desktop/" or "/system/" as
* they often did in GConf.
*
* Unlike other configuration systems (like GConf), GSettings does not
* restrict keys to basic types like strings and numbers. GSettings stores
* values as #GVariant, and allows any #GVariantType for keys. Key names
......@@ -114,7 +122,7 @@
* <example id="schema-default-values"><title>Default values</title>
* <programlisting><![CDATA[
* <schemalist>
* <schema id="org.gtk.Test" path="/tests/" gettext-domain="test">
* <schema id="org.gtk.Test" path="/org/gtk/Test/" gettext-domain="test">
*
* <key name="greeting" type="s">
* <default l10n="messages">"Hello, earthlings"</default>
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