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Re: Screensaver support for the Hurd console

From: Patrick Strasser
Subject: Re: Screensaver support for the Hurd console
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 12:39:45 +0100
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Alfred M. Szmidt schrieb:
>    How would you reconfigure keybindings? Add hooks that are run on
>    some kind of event?

You are speaking of some kind of programming not configuration.

>    Maybe include a specific file depending on the
>    phases of the moon?

You forgot to switch on sarcastic mode. How is this to be done in valid
guile? ;->

>    What about changing values in a running
>    console-client without having to restart it (changing the timeout
>    for when the screensaver starts comes to mind)?

Change config file an send SIGHUP or SIGUSR1 or other signal.
Or use settrans. Of course you can write a guile wrapper for such things.

>    What if I want to
>    run "start-browser" when I click on a url with my mouse in the
>    console?

That should go into some console.events file.

> I might just as well note that these came just from the top of my
> head, far more interesting ideas can done if one uses Guile.
> Everything from programming how the keyboard leds behave (network
> load, cpu load, whatever), adding more tunes to generic-speaker, or
> dropping into a scheme shell by pressing a keycombo.  Your imagination
> is the limit. :-)

What about a guile plugin?

I agree that having a scriptable configuration is very powerfull. But i
don't want to have to learn the Change-the-configuration-basics fo guile
or any other language to set some values.
A compromise: Have a guile file that reads a key-value conig file for
the normal user. Everyone who wants to do fancy things and code his own
emacs ontop fo console can do this in the guile config file.

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