Xorg support to import options for non-Input sections?
rnoland at 2hip.net
Tue May 12 16:41:11 PDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 16:16 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Robert Noland <rnoland at 2hip.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 15:24 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> >> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Alan Coopersmith
> >> <Alan.Coopersmith at sun.com> wrote:
> >> > Colin Guthrie wrote:
> >> >> 'Twas brillig, and Kevin Stange at 12/05/09 18:23 did gyre and gimble:
> >> >>> So you're saying this HAL method is widely (or narrowly, but by the
> >> >>> right people) disliked? Using Gentoo it seems to be encouraged, and
> >> >>> I've seen indications other distros (like Ubuntu) have picked up the
> >> >>> technique as well.
> >> >>
> >> >> HAL will eventually be phased out in favour of getting more direct
> >> >> information from udev. I'm not sure how that will impact the Xorg side
> >> >> of things but i'd imagine the end solution will be in some way related
> >> >> to udev. (this is just a guess tho)
> >> >
> >> > And for non-Linux systems? HAL is OS-agnostic, udev seems very Linux
> >> > specific.
> >> Well, there's DeviceKit, but I don't think anyone has any plans for
> >> DeviceKit-input or DeviceKit-graphics. I'd personally like to see an
> >> abstraction layer rather than putting one into Xorg.
> > You don't consider HAL an reasonable abstraction layer?
> Not when its creators are trying to get rid of it.
Well, I think that our gnome folks are planning to support DeviceKit as
If we are going to support dynamic device detection, then I think the
most reasonable approach is to support an OS independent or at least
cross platform API.
Robert Noland <rnoland at 2hip.net>
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