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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Re: Nice link
by Kevin on Wed 1st Oct 2003 08:17 UTC

Now look what Greg KH replies to David Zeuthen all the time, scroll somewhere in the first 1/3 of the entire conversation.

Actually, if you read the whole thread, you will notice that Greg likes the idea after Havoc and David clarify some details.

And David really appreciates the capabilties of the new Kernel as it makes the Linux implementation of HAL a lot easier, avoiding unnecessary duplication.