[PC-BSD Testing] Yet another Xorg change to come

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Thu Oct 29 06:14:48 PST 2009


I am a kind of happy that HAL will go away as I have to disable it here 
on some of my machines as it just hung the computer for 2 or 3 minutes 
at start up

Fabry

Kris Moore wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Ian Robinson wrote:
>
>> In addition to the newly minted FBSD 8.0-RC2 that is out, X.org 
>> Foundation
>> has announced Release 7.5 of the X Window System, Version 11
>> (X11R7.5-Release). 
>> http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.5/doc/RELNOTES.html#AEN620
>>
>> There are new Intel drivers.  With HAL deprecated, configuration of 
>> input
>> devices via HAL *.fdi files may not be supported in future Xorg server
>> releases.  HAL will likely be replaced with something else (DeviceKit?)
>>
>> I cannot think that Kris will be excited as he is hard at work 
>> developing
>> PCBSD 8.x and the last thing he needs at this time is yet another X.org
>> change or HAL change to complicate his work.
>>
>> Good luck Kris.
>>
>> Ian Robinson
>> Salem, Ohio
>> !DSPAM:1,4ae98fee15311211427498!
>>
>
> !!!
>
> What the heck, HAL was the brand new thing as of not too long ago, I'm
> really surprised they are depreciating it already :( From the readme, HAL
> itself is going away, to be replaced with DeviceKit, sometime later. Oh
> well, such is the way of open-source it seems. Hopefully whatever new 
> standard
> they come out with will last a bit longer :)
>
>
>
>
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> Kris Moore
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