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Re: [debian-hurd-Patches][305130] native backend for hal


On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 15:51:07 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net, le Tue 17 Nov 2009 23:12:47 +0100, a écrit :
> > > hal 0.5.13-4 now compiles and runs again on the Hurd. Thus changing
> > > this tracker for further work on a native backend for the Hurd.
> > 
> > I think it can be safely closed: HAL is deprecated anyways;
> Ugh, I didn't know that. Fun to see how things keep moving, you can't
> rely on anything nowadays.

Well maybe if we'd wait the kits would be replaced by something else
by then. :)

> > any serious work on it would be pointless.
> We'll have to fix things like udev instead :/...

I don't think udev upstream would accept patches to support anything

AFAIU upstream for the HAL replacement (DeviceKit* among others),
considers it an interface to be implemented by the other non-Linux
systems, by way of their native system libraries and interfaces. And
I'm not too sure about their current stance on accepting backends for
other systems, but if it's like upstart it might imply needing to fork
or similar.


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