Linked by Rahul on Fri 8th May 2009 22:03 UTC
Fedora Core Red Hat, which started the HAL project many years ago, has deprecated it in favor of a new initiative called DeviceKit. David Zeuthen, primary developer of DeviceKit, has posted on his blog about the work done by the Red Hat Desktop team in Fedora 11 for improving the storage layer in GNOME by taking advantage of DeviceKit. This includes desktop notification if your hard disk is failing, a desktop utility to handle RAID and LVM storage, a replacement for the venerable gfloppy, and many others. Look at his blog for a number of screenshots showing the details. "The GNOME 2.26 release in Fedora 11 will ship with a completely different stack for handling storage devices. The plan is to land all this work in the upstream GNOME 2.28 release and most of that work is done already."
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RE[4]: Hmmm
by Delgarde on Mon 11th May 2009 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
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it is designed to fully replace HAL - so I guess HAL right now is in a state of 'treading water' until DeviceKit is ready to fully take over and replace it.

Yeah, HAL is pretty much in maintenance mode, has been for a while now - the last 'release' was a candidate build just before Christmas, mostly fixing things like compatibility with newer udev and kernel...

Looking forward to seeing DeviceKit become production-ready...

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