Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 30th Sep 2003 05:20 UTC
General Development In the dawn of the renovation of freedesktop.org'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 Err on Tue 30th Sep 2003 16:59 UTC

""1. Processors are getting faster. This allows for better software design. Sure, it may make the software bigger/larger, but it also makes the software better. ""

Nope, you're wrong. There are already enough developers relying on Moore's law to cover up sloppy, poorly designed, bloated, bug-ridden (More code = more bugs) code as it is. Having more processor resources available does automatically lead to better software design or better applications. In fact the opposite often appears to be true.