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Month: May 2012

Re: [opensuse-kde3] suse versions and kde3

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 06:57:27 -0500
On 05/07/2012 01:19 AM, Ilya Chernykh wrote:
> On Monday 07 May 2012 08:12:48 Carolin Liefke wrote:
>> I asked about that before, but you didn't comment on it - what happened to 
>> this package in 12.1 since it's not in the repos? 
> It requires hal.

The reality is there is NO 'drop-in' replacement for HAL for either openSuSE's
builds of KDE3 or TDE -- yet.

HAL will be removed from both and all of the desired functionality WILL be
preserved going forward -- BUT -- it will take time to iron all the issues out
and make the transition. HAL is tightly integrated with the core of KDE3. As a
result, moving away from HAL will take significant effort both from the gifted
developers that code the removal AND from the user-base to provide feedback and
bug reports of what does and does not work.

If we were smart, we would coordinate the transition away from HAL among all the
projects that support and develop KDE3 so that all projects can collaborate on
the effort and benefit from what has already been done. Primarily to keep from
reinventing the wheel and prevent against inconstancies being introduced by
independent solutions.

There is nothing wrong with exploring and attempting different solutions along
the way, but there should be a common road-map to insure we all end up at the
same finish line.

What are your thoughts on where/how to coordinate these efforts?

cc: trinity-devel

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.