[RFC] Input design

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Fri Apr 20 06:17:50 PDT 2007

On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 09:03:25AM -0400, James Cloos wrote:
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> writes:
> Daniel> We can do this by adding HAL support to the server,
> Daniel> and having it enumerate input devices via HAL.
> Please do note that there is a significant user base -- albeit probably
> not lurking on this list -- who will consider requiring HAL to be a
> major regression.  HAL does (or at least has a reputation for doing)
> too much wrong.  Constantly polling optical drives has been a frequent
> complaint.  Many users instinctively kill it, and many notable devs
> strongly advise not using it.
> It has certainly cause considerably more pain -- for no real benefit --
> on my laptop.
> An option for using HAL is ok.  But the server must not rely on it.
> On any platform.

Sure.  As I said before, it will build and run just fine without it, but
you're going to have to feed in the input devices manually, as you do

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