Xorg support to import options for non-Input sections?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue May 12 16:16:28 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Robert Noland <rnoland at 2hip.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 15:24 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> 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.
> You don't consider HAL an reasonable abstraction layer?

Not when its creators are trying to get rid of it.


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