kdeutils cleanup

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Tue Apr 29 00:32:14 CEST 2008

Hi Jonathan,

Am Montag, 28. April 2008, um 12:30 Uhr, schrieb Jonathan Riddell:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 05:32:53PM +0200, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > * kmilo - kded module to support various types of hardware input devices
> kmilo firstly transforms the various laptop keys (volume, brightness,
> hibernate, music control etc) into something that can be used,
> secondly it handles those keys either itself or by passing them onto
> another app (such as kmix) and thirdly it displays the result on the
> screen.
> The first two items above should be done elsewhere, fixing laptops
> keys into something usable should be done by daemons like
> thinkpad-buttons or just mapping them directly to X keysyms.  Handling
> the buttons should be done directly by the application best suited
> (kmix, the power manager app, amarok) and showing the result on screen
> could be done in a library class, no need for a kded module.

Thanks for explaining, I had no time so far to dig into what KMilo is really 
about. AFAIU I agree with your findings.

> However, it needs someone to do that.

Perhaps I will make another call for the few programs from KDE Utils that are 
left without an interested person, and happily reuse your explanations above.


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