On Friday 09 September 2011 22:03:56 Timothy Pearson wrote: > >> Yes but it bars inclusion of Trinity into distributions. > >> > > > > Hal is only unsupported because it is unmaintained. If it was maintained, > > why would distributions not want to include it? > > > > I do NOT want to maintain HAL. We do not have the resources to do that. > HAL requires continual updates to work with new hardware. > > It would be far easier to simply implement the libraries that I keep > mentioning. The problem is that replacing HAL (which is easier than > maintaining it) is still quite resource intensive. I have just tested... Hybernation and suspension both to disk and to RAM works well without hal (both from the KDE menu). Auto-mounting also works well (if you implement it with udev rules you do not need any additional services running). K3B works well and auto-detects the media. Ejecting CD-ROM works well. What else should hal do?