pgf at laptop.org
pgf at laptop.org
Sat Jan 24 12:14:46 EST 2009
> David -- why quibble over ohm when you've got NM and HAL to worry about?
> Paul -- why are the /sys nodes only writable by root?
discounting, possible denial-of-brightness attacks by malicious
screen hackers, no particularly good reason that i know of.
well, other than ensuring that ohmd is, indeed, used to broker changes
to those values. on the other hand, i'm not sure whether there's
a precedent for opening up permissions under /sys -- i find no
non-root-writeable nodes on any of 4 machines i just tried.
> On 1/24/09, david at lang.hm <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> >> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 3:43 PM, <pgf at laptop.org> 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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