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Re: Elektrified X.org released (was: X configuration paradigm, and a proposal)



tir, 30.11.2004 kl. 19.22 skrev Darrin Thompson:
> On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 19:05 +0100, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > While i am all for the *idea*, what happens if your X11 server breaks
> > down and you *have* to use VIM to "save" it? While i am not opposed to
> > creating an easily learned api for config-file configuration, i am
> > *strongly* opposed to not be able to hack into that xorg.conf file from
> > a crude command line (hell, i have vim'ed config files with /bin/bash as
> > my init process and a half borked kernel that would boot 1/5 times...).
> > 
> > I don't want my config's to be put all in the hands of some program, to
> > *have* to use a config program (with all the odds and ends it migth
> > have...) in order to fix a broken config. Now imagine that program
> > needed another program, which needed a service wich needed ... the thing
> > you where just trying to fix.
> > 
> 
> You don't *have* to use a config program, the keys are all vim hackable.
> It might be a royal pain, however, to add a bunch of keys with an
> editor. Tweaks would be easy enough though.
> 
> http://elektra.sourceforge.net/#rgfacts (third bullet, also seventh)
> 
> --
> Darrin
> 

Sometimes you will have to do that.

What about a plugin-based system, which used "regular" configs as back
end, and exported them as an (consistent over different configs) API?


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