As all major projects (KDE, XFCE and GNOME, Xorg) have been ported to
udev/upower/udisks instead of hal, I would like to retire hal from our
distribution. Right now we have several open bugs in hal. Some are
packaging bugs, some are upstream bugs that will never get fixed.
Upstream development for hal is completely dead and so should our hal
I see no reason to keep hal in our distribution anymore, so I already
went ahead a bit and built gnome-vfs without hal support. Other packages
will follow soon and when all is done hal can be removed.