Hal and DragonFly
hasso at estpak.ee
Tue Nov 25 00:44:40 PST 2008
Regardless of my opinion in HAL and friends (this opinion is not very
good), I see it already becoming de facto standard. More and more
features in modern desktops - gnome, kde, xorg (yeah, xorg itself as
well) - depend on it.
Thanks to Jared D. McNeill who imported hal into pkgsrc to make it work in
NetBSD, I could commit my work to make it work in DragonFly (with FreeBSD
backend) as well so it's available for others in sysutils/hal. Current
pkgsrc HEAD has all my patches in and you need latest DragonFly HEAD to
So, this is call for testing/improving the stuff. If you are interested in
it, please test, report problems and most importantly - try to fix
them ;). Jared D. McNeill is also busy adding hal dependency to Gnome
packages in pkgsrc HEAD, btw.
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