If you want to contact X maintainers, please use the maintainer address, which is the debian-x@ list… Quoting the full mail below accordingly. KiBi. Michael Biebl <email@example.com> (05/06/2013): > 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;firstname.lastname@example.org >  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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