DCOP D-BUS HAL and new cd's

Sashmit Bhaduri sashmit at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 16:28:10 BST 2004

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:05:30 +0200, Kévin Ottens <ervin at ipsquad.net> wrote:
> For CD polling and insertion notification, there's some Linux specific code in
> kdenonbeta/kdeautorun too. Moreover HAL is currently really Linux specific...
> I don't see it ported to something else soon (I hope to be proved wrong).
> Fully relying on something Linux specific is not a good idea, we should not
> forget our FreeBSD users for example (and yes I'm a Linux user, but I don't
> deny the existence of other OS for KDE users).

HAL looks ( http://freedesktop.org/pipermail/hal/2004-June/000421.html
) to be fairly
portable. There is a difference between BEING linux-specific and
HAVING linux-specific
parts when compiled in Linux. That's like saying that Linux isn't
portable because it has i386-specific code when run on i386.

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