[patch] Re: HAL and hotplugging

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sun Mar 16 14:59:48 PDT 2008

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?

Daniel, who's already been down the external daemon path and regretted
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