Backlight control

david at david at
Sat Jan 24 11:46:43 EST 2009

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 3:43 PM,  <pgf at> wrote:
>> but if ohmd is going to be in the middle, then the published
>> api for requesting those changes should be more transparent than
>> requiring every application be in python and have knowledge of
>> dbus.
> There is no python dependency and I personally have no problems with a
> dep on dbus. Leaving aside technical considerations about dbus, pretty
> much everything in the desktop land requires it these days (and ohm is
> heavily based on it afaik). It's not worth to resist the flow ;)

so is there a standard that says that every desktop must use dbus now? If 
so I missed the memo.

I don't have much of a problem with any individual desktop deciding they 
want to use dbus (gnome, kde, etc) as I still have the choice to use other 
systems (lxde, windowmaker, etc)

but to make fundamantal control of the hardware require dbus seems like a 
signficant step.

David Lang

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