Hi BSD porters, as you may know, hal hasn't seen any upstream development for years and is dead. For that matter I've filed bug reports some time ago . The only real blocker atm that I can see is Xorg using hal on kfreebsd. There has been some discussion about this topic over two years ago , to get Xorg ported to devd on *BSD but I don't know what the current state of that effort is. Afaics, there are basically 3 options: 1/ We drop hal and Xorg is ported to something like devd on *BSD 2/ We drop hal and hal support is simply disabled on non-Linux, which means, Xorg needs to be configured manually? Maybe Julien or KiBi can provide more info on this. 3/ we keep hal, but only for the non-Linux architectures and I'd need someone (from the kfreebsd porters team) to take over maintenance. While I personally would prefer 1/, I don't know if there has been progress on this, so I'd like some input from the kfreebsd porters on this matter and what their preference is. Cheers, Michael  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=halectomy;email@example.com  http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-x11/2011-February/010474.html -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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