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Month: May 2012

Why is HAL a bad word?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 07:03:13 -0500
Tim, All,

  After the discussion both here and on the suse list about the removal of HAL,
that brought up a question that I don't fully understand. I know that everyone
is moving away from HAL and that it is the way of the future, but "Why?"

  Briefly - what is wrong with HAL? Is it dead upstream? Does is pose
limitations on the ability to do X or Y going forward? If so what are X or Y? Is
it udev? What?

  Like Qt3, all of the past versions of KDE3 and TDE have used HAL and work
fantastically - what is the motivation for dumping it?

  A short sentence or two would help me understand -- or a simply link to why if
you have one will do. Thanks, I just want to make sure I understand the issue

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