[arch-dev-public] Retiring hal

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Fri Apr 15 03:58:43 EDT 2011

Am 15.04.2011 09:59, schrieb Jan de Groot:
> 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
> package.
> 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.
+ 1

Move on and remove it. As you said, it isn't necessary anymore and the 
most programs has it as optional dependency.


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