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



Avi Alkalay wrote:

On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 12:57:30 -0500, Sean Middleditch
<elanthis awesomeplay com> wrote:


Avi Alkalay wrote:



I'm having a look at inotify, which is the basis for gamin.




Don't tie your code to inotify, tie it to something like gamin. Gamin
can abstract away the different OS interfaces, so that machines without
inotify will still have some form of notification (dnotify, polling,
whatever). There's no good reason to reimplement that code yourself.



Yeah I know.... I'll try to stick in the high level, but I'm worried
about dependencies. It makes no sense to have /lib/libkdb.so depending
on libs under /usr/lib.


That does make sense, good point.

The 5 minutes I spent reading about inotify made me believe it is a
kernel module, but I couldn't find it, nor the /dev entry, nor the
dmesg messages in the FC2 machine I have close to me right now. Is
this stuff already included in regular distros kernels ?


It's a patch, not a module. it will, eventually, be part of the mainline kernel, but at the moment, you have to patch it in yourself. Or you can grab pre-patched kernels - for example, if you're running Netware Linux Desktop, RML has some patched kernel RPMS here: http://primates.ximian.com/~rml/kernel-rml/nld-9-i586/?C=N;O=A

I'm still studing all of this....

Regards,
Avi





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