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Re: RFC: Kernel changes that may affect desktops



On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 07:32:30PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 06/30/2009 07:26 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > I've been working with David Zeuthen to flesh out proper desktop support 
> > for this, and we're now at the point where there's not a great deal of 
> > code to write to get this working cleanly. Unfortunately this requires a 
> > certain level of integration between the kernel and the desktop - 
> > something has to prompt the user about unmounting the device and then 
> > trigger the completion of the undock. The kernel still handles the 
> > actual ACPI execution, but policy now lives in the desktop.
> 
> Where exactly in the desktop and can that be a library?

Policy is going to have to be desktop dependent, since it'll need to 
present appropriate UI to handle any drive removals. The backend will 
probably be a combination of DeviceKit-disks and either DeviceKit-power 
or a dock-specific daemon.

-- 
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 srcf ucam org


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