[gobolinux-devel] Module-Init-Tools 3.2-pre9
ccalica at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 01:36:47 GMT 2005
On 10/24/05, Nick Matteo <kundor at kundor.org> wrote:
> AFAICT Udev + Module-Init-Tools + Dbus + Hal + Pmount + Ivman are now the
> hotplug handler.
Technically, Udev + Module-init-tools replace hotplug. Dbus + HAL +
volumemanager (ivman, gnome-vol-man) is something else. They just
plug into the hotplug mechanism (now handled by udev)
> The people making this "system" really need to write some documentation. I'm
> not sure how all that framework improves on just using udev and autofs, which
> is included in the kernel anyway.
All that framework is really meant for other things. Dbus is
basically Freedesktop.org version of DCOP. Hopefully, it will provide
cross app scripting like Arexx for the Amiga did. For that, apps need
to support it.
HAL seems to be a really complicated way to map names to hardware.
Maybe it is just all the XML that makes it complicated. ivman and
company seem to inherit the complexity of HAL.
I've always gotten bogged down trying to goboize autofs. That was a
long time ago. Is it better integrated into Gobo now?
> Jonatan, have you done any looking into making KDE's media:/ work properly
> with HAL/Pmount? (Or do you not use KDE, I know you're a ROX guy?)
Dbus broke the Qt bindings. They just recently got fixed in CVS. To
answer above, I doubt it.
Carlo J. Calica
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