How to migrate the X server?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Wed Aug 5 08:31:18 PDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 7:51 AM, Rémi Cardona<remi at> wrote:
> Le 05/08/2009 08:42, Peter Hutterer a écrit :
>> However, right now I can only think of another process being the
>> configuration store, adding the properties to udev for the server to pick it
>> up (which, incidentally, would be quite similar to the original hotplug
>> support (daniel's "respeclaration" tool)).
>> my gut tells me that this isn't a good solution either though.
> <only half joking> DeviceKit-input ? </>
> But then again, unlike the other DeviceKit daemons out there, Xorg only
> needs very little above what udev now provides.
> Maybe Xorg should just provide one or two simple udev callout programs
> that read simple files but which could be extended by distributions for
> integration with their configuration tools?

In my mind, Xorg would essentially be DK-input, similar to how
NetworkManager is essentially DK-network. You'd have the udev backend
on linux and the hal backend on other platforms.


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