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Re: [acf] Ideas for a new config framework, ACF2

From: Jerry Jacobs <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:52:37 +0100

Hi Guys,

As i'm mostly a debian user I still like the ACF framework and kind of
works on debian. I created some modules for it (apache2, paco, dpkg,
git) and was not that hard. It would be nice to see the ACF2 framework
also not to distro-centric where possible. Of course Alpine has a
lightweight philosophy. Maybe you could consider like before a
"baselayout" which is distro-centric. Then people can branch this repo
and create there own.

When the framework is rewritten it should be as pluggable as possible
and with documentation and examples which is currently missing.

There is also another nice javascript project: and another Lua-like (based) lightweight programming
language which could be considered.

Kind regards,

On 29 November 2012 15:23, Natanael Copa <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Me and Kaarle have been playing with the idea "what if we started with
> ACF from scratch today, how would it be?".
> We collected some ideas and have now come up with a fairly detailed
> plan for an ACF2.
> Some of the goals:
> * better security design
> * remove unnecessary complexity from modules
> * organize the libs better
> * fix concurrency - no race conditions
> * improve CLI interface
> * modernize web GUI (write the gui in javascript)
> For web frontend we have been talking of using existing frameworks like
> Backbone.js and RequireJS. For backend we have been talking about using
> things like augeas and using Lua tables to create data models.
> Kaarle has written are more detailed plan:
> This will require some massive work but I think we can do it. Hopefully
> it will be simpler to write models once the basic framework is in place.
> What do you think?
> -nc
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