HAL depreciated, but what replaced it?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 21:00:25 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-10-13 at 09:13 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:16 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > udev replaced HAL, along with some additional helpers.  udev has a
>> > database too, much like HAL.  You can use libudev or libgudev (if you
>> > use glib) to talk to udev and get information.
>> Ok, I found python-gudev which lets me talk to udev!
>> And I thought the documentation on UDisks was poor. The only
>> documentation in the package is a README file with a bad link and a
>> test program.
> Well, a google search for "udisks documentation" brings up:
> http://hal.freedesktop.org/docs/udisks/
> which pretty much describes the udisks D-Bus interface for udisks 1.x,
> which is what ships in Fedora 15 at least.

Sorry, I switched back to talking about gudev. I used the udisks
documentation and it got me as far as I could go. I just think the
functionality I need just isn't there yet.


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