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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] kdebase without hal?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:39:52 -0500
> On Thursday 08 September 2011 01:24:51 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> OK.  I should mention that HAL's replacements (DeviceKit and its pieces)
>> are more limited than HAL.  This impacts Trinity, as one of its design
>> goals is to expose as much useful information to the user as possible.
>> Currently we strongly recommend to use HAL when possible, as there is no
>> direct replacement for it under Linux at this time.
> This can potentially bar you from inclusion of Trinity in distributions.

"Strongly recommend", not "require". ;-)

See my message a couple of minutes ago with a possible patch to allow HAL
support to be disabled.

Believe me, if there was a stable and full featured replacement for HAL I
would migrate to it immediately.  When DeviceKit is, for example, balking
at adding backlight control to the power saving module (!?!??) I get
rather concerned about the entire HAL "replacement".