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[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Jul 2010 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

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"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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:
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Package Arch Version Repository Size
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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[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Jul 2010 05:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes I already know that so there is no need to be a condescending prick about it. I quickly had a look and missed the yum command at the top. I was under the impression that HAL dependencies had been removed based on the Ubuntu halsectomy page but it appears on closer inspection that it relies on custom patches rather than being part of the mainline.

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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"
chmeee Member since:
2006-01-10

Aren't udev/udisks/upower Linux only? What about the BSDs?

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Aren't udev/udisks/upower Linux only? What about the BSDs?


BSD's will need to implement their own Solid backend which uses BSD specific subsystems.

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