Since hal is deprecated, isn't udev a better choice?

Asked by keenblade

From wikipedia
"HAL is now deprecated, with functionality being merged into udev as of 2008–2010"
"As of 2009, most distributions such as Ubuntu Debian and Fedora, and projects such as GNOME and are in the process of deprecating HAL as it has "become a large monolithic unmaintainable mess". It is in the process of being merged into udev (main udev, libudev, and udev-extras) and existing udev and kernel functionality. Ubuntu version 10.04 removes HAL from the boot process."
Now, Gnome and others are free of hal. Only Kde seems to lag. So the question is "isn't udev a better choice for ClamTk?

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Best Dave M (dave-nerd) said :

Yes, udev is a better choice. I wanted to start working with devices, though, and hal is easy to figure out for our purposes. Don't worry; hal is just temporary. It'll be removed soon and swapped with a better solution.


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keenblade (keenblade) said :

Thanks Dave M, that solved my question.

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Dave M (dave-nerd) said :

Just a quick update: 4.28 has been rewritten to use udev.

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keenblade (keenblade) said :

Thanks for excellent support. I'll update the gentoo ebuild for ClamTk in sunrise overlay, as soon as 4.28 released.