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Re: RFC: Kernel changes that may affect desktops



On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:28:24AM -0400, Dimi Paun wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 14:56 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Once this code is ready I'd like to change the kernel defaults to
> > allow this. The problem is that this will cause a reduction in
> > functionality for desktops that don't have this integration. How
> > should this kind of situation be handled?
> 
> Can't the desktop inform the kernel if it can handle the interaction?
> If not, you can just fallback to the current behavior.

Somewhat, but you then hit issues like fast user switching potentially 
involving desktops that support this and desktops that don't.

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59 srcf ucam org


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