Xorg support to import options for non-Input sections?

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue May 12 23:02:17 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 03:24:27PM -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.

Me too, but DeviceKit won't be it.

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