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Month: August 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] about pmount and R14 new backends

From: François Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:54:16 +0200
Le 06/08/2013 23:28, Jim Diamond a écrit :
> All:
> I wonder about the benefit of integrating and testing HAL, as opposed
> to dropping it like a rock.  Are any major distros still using it?  I
> realize that it is not nice to abandon people who have to stick with
> old distros, but given the (apparently) small amount of people
> actively working on Trinity (thanks to all of you!), I'd suggest the
> bang for the buck is not worth it.
> For me, the only reason I'd be using an older distro at this point
> would be if I wanted KDE 3.  (I realize other peoples' mileage varies,
> but...)  And if TDE worked on the newer version of my distro, I'd be a
> happy camper.
> Cheers.
> 			Jim

The 2 current supported versions of RedHat Enterprise Linux (5 and 6) 
are both provided with a working (and mandatory) HAL daemon, but do not 
support udisks, upower, and other recent stuff ..

So, TDE R14 can provide the mount/umount features with the small pmount 
utility, but what about the power options ?

We must not neglect this kind of distributions, because precisely they 
ship with old versions of KDE3 / early KDE4 /old Gnome2, so Trinity is a 
very serious alternative.

The meaning of the original question was more precisely:
won't work in the end ?

If there is no alternative, I will have to build HAL support for these 
distributions in R14. So please do not drop it now :-)