Elektrified X.org released (was: X configuration paradigm, and a proposal)
Mike A. Harris
mharris at www.linux.org.uk
Sat Jan 29 16:59:45 PST 2005
Avi Alkalay wrote:
>>> The Elektrifyied X server also works for the Red Hat Graphical Boot,
>>> where you still don't have mounted partitions, network, etc.
>>But presumably breaks system-config-display and all the related tools ?
> Of course. This is a first step.
> Does system-config-display uses the X.org library? I think this tool's
> developer simply learned the xorg.conf format and wrote code to
> generate it.
> And system-config-display, as far as I know, is a monolitic tool that
> don't permit HW vendors, or X plugin writers, to independently extend
> it. Whit a key/value pair paradigm, these folks can write a 10-line
> Shell script to correctly integrate itself in X, without having to
> deal with a lexical parser, complex structs, and C.
redhat-config-xfree86 (RHL 8, 9, and FC1) and system-config-display
(FC2, FC3) which replaced it, both use pyxf86config.py which is a python
wrapper around libxf86config. The Red Hat X config tool isn't the only
3rd party application using libxf86config however.
Just spotted your mail and thought I should respond. ;)
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