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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 (0.5.14-0ubuntu6) lucid-proposed; urgency=low * Add 02_libhal_dont_check_running.patch: In libhal_ctx_init(), do not check if hal is already running, since it will get D-Bus activated. Thanks to Lionel Le Folgoc for the patch! (LP: #546992) * Add 00git_bigger_path_size.patch: Bump HAL_PATH_MAX to 4096. Patch taken from upstream git head. (LP: #525245) -- Martin Pitt <martin. 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»