Why is it not easy and obvious to transfer settings from one computer to another? One example is transferring Evolution’s mail filters. There seems to be no easy approach. I want to click Backup Evolution's Settings and it generate a file which I can transfer to my second machine, click Restore Evolution's Settings, and everything be working. Its the same version of Evolution, and the same distro – stuff like this should be easy. But no, I instead enter the misery of setting up stacks and stacks of mail filters manually. 🙁

Imagine then expanding that to the desktop. Take a dump of GConf and provide some glue to restore everything. Surely that was the idea?

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