RFC: Listening for devices being added - udev vs. X11

Martin Kelly martin at martingkelly.com
Wed Apr 23 05:31:52 CEST 2014

> It seems like Wayland is the elephant in the room here.
> I've done some research on this and basically Xfwm, Xfce panel,
> Xfdesktop, and many of the configuration panels will require a full
> rewrite to make them native Wayland. There's almost no possibility to
> simply remove X11 dependencies and refactor. It really would be easier
> to do a 100% from-scratch rewrite.
> As such, I wouldn't worry too much about adding more X11 dependencies
> unless you're planning on starting Xfce5. :)
That is unfortunate but convincing. I'll rewrite my patch to use X11.

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