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NAME

       doc_decisions_vendor_spec_mdVendor Spec
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   Issue
       Vendors (distributors, administrators) might want to modify the specification. gsettings
       has a similar feature.

   Constraints
       There are many constraints in providing such a feature because it is possible to get a
       inconsistent or unusable specification.

   Assumptions
       Developers who elektrify their applications do care about good integration and being
       administer friendly.

   Considered Alternatives
       · implementing a new namespace that gets merged

       · merge specification files during installation

   Decision
       Provide means that a single specification can satisfy every distribution and
       administrator.

   Argument
       · Elektra wants to reduce fragmentation, and vendor specific changes obviously is a severe
         kind of fragmentation

       · providing vendor overrides/fallbacks might be an excuse to not provide better typing or
         general overrides/fallbacks features which would avoid the need for a vendor
         overrides/fallbacks at all

   Implications
       Provide means for a single specification to be very good integrated in every system.

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   Notes