[arch-dev-public] GNOME 2.28 - changes ahead

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 14:38:39 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Aaron Griffin<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Jan de Groot<jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
>> DeviceKit-Disks will replace the functionality that used to be provided
>> by hal. GNOME will no longer use hal for this. I don't know about KDE,
>> but I think they will follow soon. Hal will stay alive, but it has
>> received deprecation status upstream, which means that only bugfixes
>> will get applied, no new features anymore.
> LOL this is so confusing. So what happens with xorg that now requires
> hal for keyboards and mice? We now need a daemon running to recognize
> input devices and nothing else?

/me is confused too. What happens to us non-GNOME users here? I feel
like I'm going to have half of the GNOME desktop installed. :)


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