Policy, defaults and broken hardware

Sean Middleditch elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Tue Jun 1 17:04:04 PDT 2004

David Zeuthen wrote:

> So, the defaults is now configurable from (drum roll), the brand new HAL
> daemon configuration file in /etc/hal/hald.conf; In [2] you can find the
> one shipped with HAL. This one is pretty liberal; it assumes everything
> works. Note that the defaults may be overridden from .fdi files; that's
> the whole point anyway of .fdi files; to give additional clues about the
> hardware. Comments on the format is welcome, I haven't given it much
> thought.

Config files in XML are just icky, if they're meant to be edited by 
humans and not point-n-clicky UIs.  We have a .desktop file parser in 
the Freedesktop.org stack already, and that format is quite well suited 
to config files (at least compared to XML).

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