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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Speed Concerns
by John Blink on Tue 30th Sep 2003 10:33 UTC

I wonder if Havoc can address these claims about speed concerns.

I am already concerned that I am running distro after distro that is slower than win2k as a desktop.

I am talking about app launch and responsivesness, and no I don't believe the 2.6 or 3.0 linux kernel will solve these problems.

I agree with oGALAXYo if the concerns about speed are correct.