Xorg support to import options for non-Input sections?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue May 12 15:24:27 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Alan Coopersmith
<Alan.Coopersmith at sun.com> wrote:
> Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Kevin Stange at 12/05/09 18:23 did gyre and gimble:
>>> So you're saying this HAL method is widely (or narrowly, but by the
>>> right people) disliked?  Using Gentoo it seems to be encouraged, and
>>> I've seen indications other distros (like Ubuntu) have picked up the
>>> technique as well.
>> HAL will eventually be phased out in favour of getting more direct
>> information from udev. I'm not sure how that will impact the Xorg side
>> of things but i'd imagine the end solution will be in some way related
>> to udev. (this is just a guess tho)
> And for non-Linux systems?   HAL is OS-agnostic, udev seems very Linux
> specific.

Well, there's DeviceKit, but I don't think anyone has any plans for
DeviceKit-input or DeviceKit-graphics. I'd personally like to see an
abstraction layer rather than putting one into Xorg.


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