X configuration paradigm, and a proposal
ku.b at gmx.de
Fri Nov 26 01:59:05 PST 2004
Must have been blind :)
thanks for pointing out
It is BSD. A few months ago it was LGPL.
It was never GPL.
Am 07.11.04, 17:03 -0300 schrieb Avi Alkalay:
> Currently is not easy to configure an X server. You have to know the
> xorg.conf configuration file format, and know what to put there.
> So when you buy a new commodity video card, the manufacturer have to
> ask you to edit xorg.conf manually (when he asks...), instead of
> shipping together some program that makes the new configuration
> automatically. I think this happens because the manufacturer doesn't
> want to write an xorg.conf file parser and an editor to insert its
> textual piece in the global configuration file.
> Same for monitors, multi-monitor desktops, special mice, modules,
> screen resolutions (1024x768, 800x600) etc. Everything have to be done
> by hand, or entirely regenerated by some distro-specific script, which
> also makes you loose manually-edited stuff.
> The proposal is to upgrade the way X handles configuration (human
> readable xorg.conf) to some hierarchy of configuration atoms
> represented by key-value pairs. Something similar to GConf, but not
> GConf because this one is not available when X needs to read its
> A key-value pair paradigm will let a video device installer change
> preciselly only the configuration atoms vital to him. The same for a
> monitor, mouse, modules, filepaths, etc.
> And with time, this will make X way more easier to configure, and user-friendly.
> I'd like to hear comments about this.
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