[Bug 30015] Re: should automatically detect attached devices and use the apporpriate port
mcdavey at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 11 12:54:41 UTC 2007
There's little point in forwarding upstream.
AFAIK, it is not possible to 100% reliably determine the correct ttyUSB device,
so the visor/ttyUSB support in gnome-pilot is not going to improve (ie. upstream
would be WONTFIX).
The correct roadmap seems to be to move to using direct libusb support. At
present this is done by users by hand. I've opened upstream #395372, to outline a path allowing distributions to migrate to direct libusb usage.
To make this the distribution-level default would involve
1. blacklisting the visor module.
2. installing and testing the pilot-link udev rule for libusb support
(i.e. see the pilot-link libusb HOWTO)
3. making 'usb:' the default device in gnome-pilot (simple change to
one of the glade files).
4. thinking about how to automatically migrate existing ttyUSB gnome-pilot
configs to "usb:". This would best be done by adding a 'use libusb'
option to the gnome-pilot config. The distribution could enable this option
by default, in which case any configured device names for USB connections would
3 and 4 are covered by the upstream item.
should automatically detect attached devices and use the apporpriate port
More information about the desktop-bugs