Re: X11 without HAL: "DontZap" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't work anymore
On 2009-07-18_06:54:21, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * Andrei Popescu <email@example.com> [2009 Jul 18 03:22 -0500]:
> > On Thu,16.Jul.09, 07:13:08, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> > > * Andrei Popescu <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009 Jul 16 06:05 -0500]:
> > >
> > > > > does seem as though there is a strong sentiment against HAL from
> > > > > several users. You might contact the Xorg developers and ask nicely
> > > > > for them to remove the dependency.
> > > >
> > > > I don't think this is such a good idea. The Debian X Strike Force (Xorg
> > > > maintainers) already received a lot of heat over this. Providing an
> > > > alternative would be better. Anyway, see #515214.
> > >
> > > Note, I specifically mentioned the Xorg developers--Free Desktop
> > > Project--not the X Strike Force folks. So, yes, my suggestion of who
> > > to discuss this with *is* a good idea.
> > Sorry, I misread what you wrote. Contacting the Xorg devs could be
> > useful, but I'd understand if the answer would be the same: "provide an
> > alternative".
> Indeed, and it puts the discussion in the correct place. Here and/or
> the Debian developers lists(s) are not the correct places, IMHO.
It seems to me that Debian already provides a way to deal with
this. OP can download and install various Debian packaging tools and
repackage the offending official packages to his liking, and use them
locally without all this traffic on this list.
IMO, there is no problem with the experts here offering technical
suggestions in support of really misguided personal projects.
I wonder how many other issues with Debian by how many other users
with special concerns are already being handled this way. Perhaps some
of these other users with their other concerns might contribute
thoughts on their experience going this route.
Paul E Condon