[rant] keeping policy in HAL

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Mon Dec 1 02:24:04 PST 2008

From: Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:05:46 +1100

> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 01:39:32AM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> > From: "Nicolas Mailhot" <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>
> > Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:49:29 +0100 (CET)
> > 
> > > Ironically fontconfig was adopted in large part because the core fonts
> > > system had major problems with internationalization.
> > 
> > Ironically you didn't read my posting.
> Ironically, you didn't read the threads about it.  If you did, you'd
> see that it was done to reduce the fragility of the build and indeed to
> make life easier for the people who often hit this as one of the first
> problems, to the point where it was an FAQ though.
> I guess the term irony is thrown around too easily.

I did read it.

It's about people who are unhappy with a new HAL input layer

A default that, btw, anti-socially totally ignores what people put
into their xorg.conf file unless they add yet another knob.  That's
worse than a default change.

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