[arch-dev-public] Retiring hal
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
> 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.
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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