[rant] keeping policy in HAL

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Sat Dec 6 16:28:48 PST 2008

On 1 Dec 2008, Mikhail Gusarov stated:
> The problem is more general: there are "desktop" services which don't have good
> policy clients beside the ones tied to major DEs: Bluetooth, NetworkManager, HAL
> come to mind. They all need a Unix-style clients to be written, so those who
> don't use DE may easily configure the corresponding services.

Indeed. I'm not aware of a HAL or d-bus configuration client for
*anything*, GNOME or KDE: apparently you're supposed to set all this
policy by hacking XML by hand. What fun.

(If there is such a client, it's not well publicized.)

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