sktsee sktseer at
Thu Oct 10 19:02:28 UTC 2013

On Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:22:24 +0100, Avi Greenbury wrote:

> sktsee wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:12:28 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> [...]
>>> hal was discontinued 4 years ago, it is completely unmaintained ... if
>>> software doesn't get fixes and updates anymore to cope with the
>>> changes underneath and around it, you can only carry it along for so
>>> long ...
>>> hal's functionality was merged into udev back in 2008.
>> So how will users play DRM protected content (like Amazon video) with
>> adobe flash player if hal isn't installed? It's still listed as a
>> prerequisite on Adobe's site:
>> playing.html
> The bit you need for Adobe is the 'hal' package which is staying for now
> (though not installed by default). The missing package in OP is the hal
> libraries.

Um, nope. It's gone from saucy.

BTW, packages like libhal1, libhal-dev, libhal-storage1 are built from 
the "hal" source tree. When hal went, they went as well.

> Either way, it would be nice if even Adobe were to pay attention and
> update their software.

I guessing they found it too much work to keep up with amount of change 
happening with graphic display servers and device management across 
different distributions. Whatever the reason, they don't appear too eager 
to update it.


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