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This abstraction layer is simply an interface that makes it possible to add support for new devices and new ways of connecting devices to the computer, without modifying every application that uses the device. It maintains a list of devices that currently exist, and can provide information about those upon request.
This package contains shared libraries to be used by applications.
HAL is a hardware abstraction layer See http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/hal for lots of documentation, mailing lists, etc.
========== HAL 0.4.7 "I'm afraid, Dave." ========== Released Jan 24, 2005 - Add support for PCMCIA cards if they are in sysfs (on 2.6.10-ish kernels) - Fix reporting of USB interface class - Make hald not crash if sysfs files are writable but not readable - Small h-d-m fix (Sjoerd Simons) - Fix a bug in libhal-storage where mount options were merged even though they were set to FALSE. more»
hal (0.4.7-3sarge1) testing-proposed-updates; urgency=high * Don't set the sync mount option by default on smaller drives (flash drives). Especially on newer kernels this can wear out media too fast. Warn against this in the example fdi file. (Closes: #309625) -- Sjoerd Simons <email@example.com> Wed, 18 May 2005 23:03:39 +0200 hal (0.4.7-3) unstable; urgency=low * Remove 50-fsta more»
2005-01-24 David Zeuthen <firstname.lastname@example.org> * NEWS: Update for 0.4.7 * configure.in: Bump to more»
Kay Sievers <email@example.com> Joe Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> David Zeuthen <email@example.com>
This package was debianized by Martin Waitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Fri, 24 Oct 2003 22:54:43 +0200. I more»