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

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Mon Aug 10 14:53:31 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 13:34 -0500, Aaron Griffin 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?

DeviceKit-Power replaces the power management inside hal
DeviceKit-Disks replaces the storage management inside hal
Udev 145 replaces DeviceKit, both DeviceKit-Disks and DeviceKit-Power
use udev directly now.

The future will either bring DeviceKit-Input, or xorg-server will get
ported to lib(g)udev instead. I don't know which path will be taken and
when such a thing will get implemented, but intil then, Hal will stay in
the repositories.

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