Orphaning and retiring HAL
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 12:42:19 UTC 2011
I'm planning to orphan the hal and hal-info packages in F15 and and
retire them in rawhide.
HAL has been dead upstream for 3 years now, and all development has
moved into udev, and the u* daemons like upower, udisks and urfkill.
The original maintainer and most of the original team want HAL dead.
The things that depend on HAL in F15 seem to be:
If somebody wants to maintain HAL in F15 be my guest, but be aware
it's a *huge* daemon doing lots of complex things as the root user.
It's probably quite a large undertaking. There are 28 open bugs, and
most of them are either architectural design problems, feature
requests or invalid:
I will continue to maintain HAL in Fedora 13 and 14, and of course in
RHEL 4, 5 and 6.
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