Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jan 2010 23:06 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit."
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RE[3]: Deprecation
by Ed W. Cogburn on Sat 16th Jan 2010 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Deprecation"
Ed W. Cogburn
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if the kernel team won't bother to maintain stable APIs

I'm sure your aware some folks have a different take on that:

Besides, what does this have to do with HAL? It is/was a userspace app...

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RE[4]: Deprecation
by nt_jerkface on Sun 17th Jan 2010 06:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Deprecation"
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I'm sure your aware some folks have a different take on that:

How long ago did Greg write that? I guess he has been redeemed with Linux being a raging success on the desktop.

Telling hardware companies what they need has really worked out. Video card drivers in Linux are always of top quality and you can always expect them to keep working between updates. The kernel team's philosophy of "we'll fning break it if we feel like it" has worked wonders.

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