New to-do item - configuration
Tue Dec 11 03:37:00 GMT 2001
Though I do not know what the issues are with porting the configfile reader, it
also seems to be the most portable solution. One of the things I like the most
about the X server, is that it is so similar to the *nix ports out there. The
auto-configurability obviously is not necessary, as with the settings that go
along with it (refresh rates, etc) since it has a graphics library to sit on
top of, so it may be a bit easier.
A Registry solution would be extremely quick to implement, but you loose the
instant familiarity. The very first thing I did when I downloaded the X server
for the first time was go directly to the XF86Config file, and was confused to
not find it. (This was before the fabulous documentation of course... Thanks
But who am I to complain? I havent had a part in the development... only in
some debugging. For that matter, I like it just the way it is :)
--- "Pidgornyy, Oleksandr" <OPidgornyy@kyiv.utel.com.ua> wrote:
> I would suggest to make it as in the Linux if this is not more complicated
> than via registry.
> Arguments: the configuration will be in the same manner as everything rest
> otherwise configuration via registry
> would make the configuration process dissimilar.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Gottwald
> [ mailto:Alexander.Gottwald@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de ]
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 10:39 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: New to-do item - configuration
> after several requests, we should add the following point to the todo-list:
> Implementation of a static configuration. Either as file as in the
> Linux version Xfree86 or via the Windows registry.
> The configuration should contain these points:
> - Dimension and location of the window
> - Fontpath configuration
> - XKB configuration
> - Other options (3 Button emulation,...)
> The preferred format of the configuration file is the format of
> XF86Config used by other XFree86 X-servers.
> If a reuse of the configfile reader of XFree86 is not possible/
> _very_ complicated I would not mind if we use a different format.
> The registry variant would require a configuration program which
> allows the user to adjust these values.
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