Besides other things the current KDE 4 development snapshots are lacking a working configuration utility. Now a branch was created to port the old systemsettings over to KDE 4.
The new branch was announced in the newest commit-digest, issue 58. It is about time because this is one of the fields where KDE 4 has nothing to offer yet – others are the kicker, menu and kdesktop replacements, btw.
However, besides the initial creation of the branch nothing else has happened there yet – but that might be due to local work not submitted to the SVN yet.
Speaking about system settings and configuration, I wonder what happened to the initial thoughts about new configuration backends for KDE 4. The idea was to have a new kconfig system which could use different backends. One proposal was to have a ldb backend to
get a centralizable, replicatable, scalable, fast and safe config storage system that can move us beyond ini-style configs without much work on our part
Another proposal was for a new type of XML based configuration files, kconfig XT. I never heard anything about that again in the last months.
Looks like we will go with the pure text files – again.