Hal and DragonFly

Robert Luciani rluciani at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 01:24:50 PST 2008

Hasso Tepper wrote:
> 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 
> compile it.
> 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.
> happy hacking,

Great job!! This will make many things a lot easier.

Robert Luciani
Chalmers University of Technology, SWE
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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