As in the title, the only settings that work outside gconf (for example using CCSM) are the "window mapping" ones.
Other values, for example shadow radius etc etc only works with the gconf plugind (and not using ini)
Original bugreport @ opencompositing
*** Bug 11352 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We're moving bug trackers entirely, so I reopned the original bug report on bugs.opencompositing.org. Sorry for the inconvenience. Also, we can hopefully sort many of these issues out in 0.9.