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Re: Screensaver support for the Hurd console

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Screensaver support for the Hurd console
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:28:39 +0100
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At Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:12:16 +0100,
Alfred M Szmidt wrote:
>    If you are serious with this, my advice is for you to design this
>    at the very start as something that is a plugin to the console, and
>    not a required component.
> That is more or less impossible since one will want to add hooks at
> what times to run specific events, like playing melodies.  This
> requires changes to generic-speaker for example.

That there would be some need for hooks in the existing code is clear,
and this is what the "design" part would be about.

It would force you to think about what extensions really make sense,
and what is arbitrary non-sense.

If it can't be done as a plugin, then this is a good indication that it
is outside the scope of the console, and you may be better off to
start from scratch, instead trying to change the console into
something that it isn't.


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