Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 30th Sep 2003 05:20 UTC
General Development In the dawn of the renovation of's web site, David Zeuthen announced the release of HAL 0.1. HAL is an implementation of a hardware abstraction layer, as defined by Havoc Pennington's paper. It encompasses a shared library for use in applications, a daemon, a hotplug tool, command line tools and a set of stock device info files. Carlos Perelló Marín also announced the design of a similar concept, but it is expected the two projects to merge. More people are encouraged to join this innovative project. Elsewhere, Gnome's Seth Nickell is giving us a first taste of his effort to replace the Init system.
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by DrLinux on Tue 30th Sep 2003 09:52 UTC

oGALAXYo is right...

Adding more layer has 3 problem
1) Speed...(more system calls.. we all know that system calls are inversely proportional to speed)

2) Dependency...(DE depends on X depends on glib depends on HAL depends on Kernel which depends on hardware)

3) We are assuming that each layer is independent of each other (ie upgrading HAL will not effect gnome)