On Thursday 08 September 2011 02:27:33 Timothy Pearson wrote: > > Can't you get the info You need from other sources? I mean sysfs, DBUS > > and so on? > > Yes, but it's a pain. Additionally, as those interfaces change we would > have to maintain the TDE connections to them, which would sap time and > energy away from other tasks. > > I have not yet decided on a course of action, but probably nothing will be > done as far as replacing HAL until either someone sponsors the work or > does it themselves. I am currently writing from kdebase3 where hal has been disabled. Only the following packages need hal as of now and I placed them in a separate repository: kima knetworkmanager-kde3 kpowersave All other stuff can be built without hal, otherwise the inclusion of KDE3 in the upcoming openSUSE release would be impossible.