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Re: HAL and *BSD

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Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> (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 [1].
> 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 [2],
> 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
> [1]
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=halectomy;users=pkg-utopia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org
> [2] 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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