At the recent SE Linux Symposium, James Carter of the NSA spoke about using GConf as a user space object manager. The paper covers the application of Flask principles (and SE Linux in particular) to user configuration, and is well worth reading, even if you’re not astronautically familiar with SE Linux itself. Definitely recommended for GNOME folks interested in deep desktop security issues.
Executive summary: Even the NSA want us to merge the gconf-dbus branch! Let’s get this done before they do it behind our backs.
The NSA knows how GConf works.