New to-do item - configuration

Brian Genisio
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
Harold :))

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" <> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Alex
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Gottwald
> [ ]
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 10:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: New to-do item - configuration
> Hi,
> after several requests, we should add the following point to the todo-list:
> Configuration:
>     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.    
> Comments?    
> bye
>     ago
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