Freshmeat page: http://freshmeat.net/projects/elektra
Elektra Initiative is an alternative back-end for text configuration files.
Instead of each program to have its own text configuration files, with a variety of formats, the Registry tries to provide an universal, hierarchical, fast and consistent name space and infrastructure to access configuration parameters through a key-value pair mechanism. This way any software can read/save its configuration/state using a consistent API.
Being a common infrastructure, it also lets other softwares be aware of this application configurations, leveraging easy software integration.
It is designed to be lightweight, with no dependencies, ready to be used also by early boot stage programs.
Using the Registry, configuration file's syntax and handling will not be a rework for each software.
This project has the following developers:
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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