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Goodbye HAL
« on: December 06, 2009, 04:47:48 AM »
HAL is at the end of its lifecycle. It will be there in distros for years for sure, but it is outphasing. Just reading VLOS 2.0 Alpha 1 release announcement:

"... moved from HAL to DeviceKit-power, DeviceKit-disks and udev..."

So something is happening!
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Re: Goodbye HAL
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 05:35:31 AM »
Xorg will remove all HAL support in 1.8. Xorg.conf continues to be supported, as will autoconfiguration.
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Re: Goodbye HAL
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 12:33:40 AM »
Just reading UBUNTU 10.04 Alpha 2 release note:

"New features: updated packages, Linux kernel 2.6.32, KDE 4.4 RC1; full removal of the HAL package, making Ubuntu faster to boot and faster to resume from suspend;"

Now it is happening.
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Re: Goodbye HAL
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 05:16:34 AM »
If only Ubuntu would get rid of Pulseaudio, it would be usable ;)
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Re: Goodbye HAL
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 09:59:14 AM »
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Re: Goodbye HAL
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 02:23:07 AM »
Now it is the time to say goodbye to HAL in TC. Currently it is a dependency of WICD and Xfce4. WICD works fine without HAL. In Xfce4 it is used only for automount removeble media, which can be managed without HAL or this feature can be forgotten for a while, to reduce dependency list. For example LXDE/PCManFM is used without HAL but till now noone was claiming.

After some testing It will be removed from WICD. Xfce4 will follow a bit later.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2010, 02:24:40 AM by bmarkus »
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