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Comment: Drivers (Score 5, Interesting) 61

by NotInHere (#48815917) Attached to: Google To Test Build-It-Yourself Ara Smartphones In Puerto Rico

Does anyone know whether the drivers for all those wonderful devices will be open source? Will they have open APIs at least, or will I have to install the app of the vendor instead, where some "extra features" cost money? Will I give every device connected to my smartphone basically root access, or access to a system bus which can be used to read and write arbitrary data to RAM?

Comment: Re:X or Wayland? (Score 4, Informative) 84

by NotInHere (#48790801) Attached to: KDE Frameworks 5.3 and Plasma 2.1 – First Impressions

KDE on wayland is not complete yet. There has been work for kwin, but one thing is sure: if you want to use it on wayland, you will need, as usual, systemd. Of course, the author points out that this does not imply you will also need to install a web server and a ntp daemon, and that the dependency is on the API not on the program itself, but then show me an alternative implementation i can use. You know, systemd brings nice new APIs and so on, but then I read about the next thing systemd broke. Its in the man page of the shutdown command that this should work.

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