[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#615194: Bug#615194: Uses deprecated HAL

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Feb 26 11:23:09 UTC 2011

Hi Yves-Alexis

Am 26.02.2011 12:08, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> tag 615194 pending
> thanks
> On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 11:41 +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Package: xfburn
>> Version: 0.4.3-1
>> Severity: important
>> User: pkg-utopia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
>> Usertags: halectomy
>> Hi,
>> HAL has been deprecated and declared dead upstream so we want to
>> get rid of it eventually in Debian [1].
>> Please consider disabling HAL support in xfburn
> It's already done in our “experimental” svn branches but that'll have to
> wait for the 4.8 uploads (waiting on NEW).

I vaguely remembered that, I just wanted to keep a complete list to better track
the progress.

>>  or porting it to
>> newer interfaces like upower, udisks or libudev.
> What about non linux arches?

For that to answer, one would need to know what functionality xfburn is using
from hal. upower, e.g. is available on non linux arches.
For other types of functionality using native interfaces of the platforms might
be an option or getting udisks ported to kfreebsd.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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