future of the desktop

Fernando Apesteguía fernando.apesteguia at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 14:56:26 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Jens Jahnke <jan0sch at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:24:23 +0100
> Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> P> Keep in mind that all the "magic" the U* are doing on Linux
> P> have been done by FreeBSD's devd for many years now. Maybe
> P> this is the chance to revert to a WORKING and STABLE infra-
> P> structure on FreeBSD. Just remember: FreeBSD had "hotplug
> P> capabilities" and "automounter" for many years, even BEFORE
> P> HAL and DBUS came to desktop land.
> Amen. :-)

Yes, but DBus is a generic IPC system. It is just slightly related to
automounting and hotpluging. I mean, DBus is an easy way for
communicating processes that provides, among other things, activation
of well-known services. That's it's goal.

On the other side, I think HAL is not necessary at all since devd is
enough to do that.


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