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Re: Abandon "Default Desktop"



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> For one, HAL is deprecated and is getting replaced by DeviceKit. You
> need to get off the legacy framework and move into the new one

Yes, I know, but...

> but that is a implementation detail.

... right, that's what I was saying. ;-)

> The real deal is the functionality implemented on top of the new
> framework. Among other things, look at 
> 
> http://blog.fubar.dk/?p=105
> 
> nautilus-gdu extension is another.

Unfortunately, writing a DeviceKit backend for Solid isn't going to
magically give us that stuff, we need either to extend Solid to support the
new functionality (as has already been done for other stuff, the Solid API
is not set in stone, stuff can get added as long as binary compatibility is
kept) or write apps directly against DeviceKit-disks. I think we first need
to shoot for a DeviceKit backend to Solid which implements the existing
Solid interfaces.

        Kevin Kofler


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