Graphical Xorg configuration Application

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at lichota.net
Wed Apr 12 11:49:54 BST 2006


Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
> Johannes Fortner wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch, den 12.04.2006, 09:08 +0200 schrieb Krzysztof Lichota:
>>> Yes, but it has one big drawback. To configure X server... you need X
>>> server.
>>> AFAIK Sax2 works also in text mode. So if for any reason X server does
>>> not start, it can be used to configure it in some other way.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> 	Krzysztof Lichota
>> One big problem of libsax is it depends on qt3 without gui, too.
>> I think is better to create a new xorg configuration system for ubuntu.
> 
> If it is not using GUI, then the dependency should not be very difficult
> to remove or replace. Maybe create some thin layer simulating Qt
> interface using other tools?
> 
> I think that creating yet another tool for X configuration is not good.
> It would be better to merge efforts by using existing tools with some
> generic common layer.
> The same applies to other tools (network config, user accounts
> management, etc.). For example, I think a big step forward was done with
> NetworkManager which can be shared between Gnome and KDE as common part
> is generic and only front-ends are added.
> 
> That's also what I like about Suse administration tools. They are
> generic and have front-ends for console and for KDE Control Center. As
> far as I know, front-end for Gnome is also being prepared as Novell
> Linux Desktop will use Gnome.
> 
> Regards
> 
> 	Krzysztof Lichota

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