Commit cfcd7462 authored by Lubomir Rintel's avatar Lubomir Rintel 🥕

settings: remove README

It is out of date and doesn't seem to serve any real purpose.
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......@@ -4556,7 +4556,6 @@ EXTRA_DIST += \
tools/ \
tools/ \
src/settings/plugins/README \
src/settings/plugins/ \
Plugins generally have three components:
1) plugin object: manages the individual "connections", which are
just objects wrapped around on-disk config data. The plugin handles requests
to add new connections via the NM D-Bus API, and also watches config
directories for changes to configuration data. Plugins implement the
NMSettingsPlugin interface. See plugin.c.
2) "connections": subclasses of NMSettingsConnection. They handle updates to
configuration data, deletion, etc. See NMKeyfileConnection.
3) reader/writer code: typically a separate static library that gets linked
into the main plugin shared object, so they can be unit tested separately
from the plugin. This code should read config data from disk and create
an NMConnection from it, and be capable of taking an NMConnection and writing
out appropriate configuration data to disk.
NM will first call the "factory" function that every module must provide, which
is nm_settings_plugin_factory(). That function creates and returns a singleton
instance of the plugin's main object, which implements NMSettingsPlugin.
That interface is implemented via the object definition in G_DEFINE_TYPE_EXTENDED
in plugin.c, which registers the interface setup function
settings_plugin_interface_init(), which when called actually sets up the vtables
for the functions defined by NMSettingsPluginInterface. Thus there are two
entry points into the plugin: nm_settings_plugin_factory() and
the NMSettingsPluginInterface methods.
The plugin also emits various signals (defined by NMSettingsPluginInterface)
which NetworkManager listens for. These include notifications of new
connections if they were created via changes to the on-disk files. The
"connection" objects can also emit signals (defined by the NMSettingsConnection
and NMConnection superclasses) when the connections' backing storage gets
changed or deleted.
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