Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:44 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Graphics, User Interfaces KDE SC 4.5 is about to be released and KDE SC 4.6 is being discussed. However, Martin Graesslin has revealed some details about what they are planning for KDE 4.7. According to Martin's blog post, they are looking at OpenGL 3.0 to provide the compositing effects in KDE SC 4.7. OpenGL 3.0 provides support for frame buffer objects, hardware instancing, vertex array objects, and sRGB framebuffers. Read more here
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by mojo-raisin on Fri 30th Jul 2010 03:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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It seems hal is still a gnome dependency for gnome, as well:

# yum remove hal

Dependencies Resolved

Package Arch Version Repository Size
hal x86_64 0.5.14-3.fc13 @released/$releasever 1.2 M
Removing for dependencies:
banshee x86_64 1.6.1-3.fc13 @updates-testing 11 M
banshee-musicbrainz x86_64 1.6.1-3.fc13 @updates-testing 63 k
compiz-gnome x86_64 0.8.6-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 2.2 M
desktop-effects x86_64 0.8.7-2.fc13 @updates-testing 263 k
gdm x86_64 1:2.30.2-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 4.6 M
gdm-plugin-fingerprint x86_64 1:2.30.2-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 75 k
gdm-user-switch-applet x86_64 1:2.30.2-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 119 k
gnome-applets x86_64 1:2.30.0-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 15 M
gnome-packagekit x86_64 2.30.3-1.fc13 @updates-testing 9.0 M
gnome-panel x86_64 2.30.0-4.fc13 @updates-testing 9.8 M
gnome-power-manager x86_64 2.30.1-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 7.4 M
gnome-session x86_64 2.30.0-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 1.7 M
gnome-session-xsession x86_64 2.30.0-1.fc13 @released/$releasever 4.6 k
gnome-shell x86_64 2.29.1-4 @fedora 1.4 M
hal-info noarch 20090716-3.fc12 @released/$releasever 310 k
hal-storage-addon x86_64 0.5.14-3.fc13 @fedora 23 k

Transaction Summary
Remove 45 Package(s)
Reinstall 0 Package(s)
Downgrade 0 Package(s)

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Jul 2010 03:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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That sounds like a Archlinux issue more than a GNOME issue given that officially the only thing still requiring HAL these days GIMP (whose maintainers refuse to replace the HAL depedency with something else). What ever the case maybe HAL is an ugly translation layer that would be best replaced with udev/upower/udisks as soon as possible for the sake of creating a smoother desktop without the many hicks up I've faced at the hands of HAL bugginess.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Jul 2010 04:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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That sounds like a Archlinux issue more than a GNOME issue

yum is a Fedora/Red Hat command line package manager program, for RPMs.

Archlinux uses the pacman package manager program, which in turn uses .tgz files I think.

In the context of this text:
Package Arch Version Repository Size

The word "Arch" here is a column heading which lines up to ocurrences of the string "x86_64", which is a reference to the CPU architecture targeted by the RPM files. The string "fc13", which appears in the package names, is a reference to Fedora Core version 13.

Edited 2010-07-30 04:18 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by chmeee on Fri 30th Jul 2010 12:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Aren't udev/udisks/upower Linux only? What about the BSDs?

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