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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 0.5.14 "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye." ========== Released November 30, 2009. Requirements for HAL 0.5.14: - Linux kernel >= 2.6.22 (CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED=n) - udev >= 125 (Linux only) - util-linux-ng >= 2.15 - bash >= 2.0 - dbus >= 0.61 (with glib bindings) - glib >= 2.1 more»
hal (0.5.14-8) unstable; urgency=low * debian/patches/65-glib-single-include.patch: Starting with glib 2.32 it is now mandatory to include <glib.h> instead of individual headers. (Closes: #665556) * Test for /var/cache/hald and /var/run/hald before trying to remove them on purge. This avoids a harmless warning message. (Closes: #638675) * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3. * Add more»
Kay Sievers <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sjoerd Simons <email@example.com> Joe Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> Dav more»
This package was debianized by Martin Waitz <email@example.com> on Fri, 24 Oct 2003 22:54:43 +0200. I more»