HAL based device manager for Xfce
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Aug 30 13:09:26 CEST 2006
Thomas Schreck wrote:
> Hi @all,
Hey Thomas, Johannes,
> yesterday we Johannes and me had a discussion about hal support in Xfce.
> We thought it would be that we could provide something like ivman but
> with a easier way to configure like gnome etc. does it.
> We think ivman is too complex for normal users, that do not have
> knowledge in Hal. For example what action should happen when a emtpy cd
> will be insert and so on.
> We could provide a GUI in which you specify such common actions, like
> music cd is insert or empty dvd is insert. The user can select to each
> event an action, like start xfmedia or xfburn.
> In addition we should also provide an "advance" version, in which it is
> also possible to specify more complex things like ivman it is doing.
> So far we do not had a deeper look into the technical aspects.
> Give us some comments and ideas.
Something like that - as separate process - is on TODO for Thunar, but
not limited to HAL. There is an old thread on thunar-dev concerning this
topic, which you might want to have a look at. I'd be interested in your
concrete plans wrt user interface and daemon.
> Johannes / Thomas
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