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Bug 755233 - x11-base/xorg-x11: add dev-libs/light to xbacklight alternative dependencies
Summary: x11-base/xorg-x11: add dev-libs/light to xbacklight alternative dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-11-18 08:32 UTC by Nikita Zlobin
Modified: 2020-11-20 04:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nikita Zlobin 2020-11-18 08:32:29 UTC
dev-libs/light provides almost same functionality as acpilight, though no fade and with incompatible interface. Imho this is still more that original xbacklight provides, so light could replace it just like acpilight - also enough fast to be used at high rates, like 10fps or more (e.g. handcrafted script, adapring backlight to ambient light).

xbacklight wrapper could be added, but I'm not sure (yet), what scripting language is good to not cause as serious performance drop as with acpilight.

Reproducible: Always