2009/4/15 David Nusinow <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Please see the reply I just posted to the bug for a partial explanation of
why using hal is important for more than just hotplugging. I'll be writing
up a more complete explanation soon.
I understand that hal fills an important gap in linux; I think that
from an architectural point of view, an abstraction layer is the way
The problem is that, in my experience, hal is a horrible piece of
software. It makes my (computing) life worse. Its obscure, erratic
behaviour and the lack of documentation make me feel like when I was
using windows 98. (ok, not *that* bad, but kind of)
I am willing to pay the price to avoid it as long as possible
(hopefully it will get better, or replaced, in the future), and since
it looks like it's possible ATM, I would really be happy if X did not
depend on that.