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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Tim: TDEHWLIB

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:40:56 -0500
>> As you look at the code I have written over the past year,
>> you can see I have been attempting to abstract all of these functions
>> into
>> a simple, easy-to-use, standardized TDE API that new (or old)
>> applications can use to easily gain access to information that is
>> normally very
>> difficult to retrieve.  Another main function of this structure is
>> to effectively separate the (complex and prone to upstream breakage)
>> backend code from the user application code, obviating the need for full
>> rewrites of TDE applications code when upstream backends change.
> I have pmount installed on a system without HAL. Automounting is not
> working on that system.
> In my build script I enable only WITH_HAL or WITH_TDEHWLIB:
> if [ -x /usr/sbin/hald ]; then
> else
> fi
> ...
> ...
> Here are the symptoms:
> * In the device icon popup menu, selecting Properties no longer shows the
> Mounting tab in the dialog.
> * Digital camera icon never appears.
> * Inserting a USB flash drive into a different physical port results in
> using a default desktop icon label. with a HAL system, once configured, I
> can insert a USB drive into any port and the icon label remains
> consistent.
> * There seems to be no support to convert existing device icon labels,
> requiring the user to reconfigure from scratch.
> * Safely Remove does not always work.
> * Inserting a DVD results in a much longer delay than with HAL enabled
> systems to show the dialog prompt.
> * Ejecting the DVD from the popup menu does not work.
> I do not experience these symptoms when building with a HAL system.
> Darrell

I cannot understate the amount of functionality that was lost when HAL was
abandoned.  It will take a long time to rebuild everything to the same
level of functionality that once was available through HAL.

I assume basic manual (non-automatic) mounting is working on your test