HAL based device manager for Xfce

daniele favara danjele at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 13:30:20 CEST 2006

On 8/30/06, Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> Thomas Schreck wrote:
> > Hi @all,

> Hey Thomas, Johannes,

I coded a while ago "basilico" .. it's in python but it could be
considered as a first draft.

i couldn't find the time to maintain it .. so it's not supposed to
work if not on dapper i guess ...

 - xml to configure the daemon
 - notification daemon to pop up messages
 - speech support
 - xfce panel plugin

(there was even a first mockup of desktop icons)

> > 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.
> > Regards
> > Johannes / Thomas
> Benedikt
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