[patch] Re: HAL and hotplugging

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at who-t.net
Thu Apr 3 20:23:27 PDT 2008

Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 06:43:44PM +0100, Magnus Vigerlöf wrote:
>> On söndag 16 mars 2008, Sascha Hlusiak wrote:
>>>> Are there any existing thoughts on how to handle these kinds of devices
>>>> in a reliably way? Or is the work I've done on the XInputHotplugger
>>>> daemon [2] the only work that has, so far, addressed this?
>>> I think a userspace daemon is the way to go. But I think this should be
>>> integrated into the desktop such as KDE or Gnome.
>>> Their HAL daemon should recognize a new input device, shows options to
>>> configure it and adds it to the server via dbus, if the user wants to.
>> Yes, it must be integrated into the desktop or this whole daemon is becoming 
>> quite pointless fast.. :) My idea of integration is to host the hotplugger 
>> daemon as an application on fd.o and provide a D-Bus interface for different 
>> desktops to be used for integration.
> Well, the point is, if we can define a stable D-Bus API to use for the
> daemon, why can't we define a stable X API?
> Cheers,
> Daniel, who's already been down the external daemon path and regretted
> it

can you elaborate on why?
I always thought that having the dbus-api wasn't that bad. I never used 
respeclaration much, but eikke's python script was good enough for me.


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