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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] kdebase without hal?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:08:07 -0500
> On 9 Sep 2011, Calvin Morrison said:
>> Why don't we maintain HAL? As with Qt3, if no one supports it, it can
>> just
>> "disappear into our source. No one need bother with it.
>> I mean it is an integral part of a desktop and there is no viable
>> replacement. Therefore I vote that we should adopt it.
> It runs as root, is notably nonportable, gets little or no security
> review, and its original authors have declared it unmaintainable (and
> having looked at it, I must agree).
> This seems like a bad thing to pull into Trinity.

Yes I agree.

BTW, discussion was closed on this a few days ago with my statement that
it will NOT be included in Trinity. :-)  Quality replacement libraries
need to be written that use the latest power and device interfaces