[rant] keeping policy in HAL

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sun Nov 30 10:08:49 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 09:17:47PM +0500, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> However, xorg gets things like keyboard layouts from HAL. This is also 
> policy, and also important to get i18n right. But, for some reason, this 
> is allowed to exist in HAL, and default mount options aren't. Could you, 
> xorg/HAL developers, at least be consistent, and either undeprecate 
> volume.policy.mount_option.*, or invent a different place (i.e., 
> something else than fdi files) to keep the default keyboard layout and 
> deprecate the corresponding HAL keys?

Input device configuration shouldn't be in HAL. I think everyone's 
agreed on the current situation being due to nobody having implemented a 
correct solution yet.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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