Factoring out standard system information

Ryan p0z3r at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 30 20:49:16 GMT 2005

On Friday 30 December 2005 15:21, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Ryan wrote:
> >> I'd say that this is one of those things that could probably fairly
> >> easily go the FD.o route.  This is a problem that a lot of software
> >> has to deal with (I maintain something similar at the office) and is
> >> generally a pain to keep up to date, so the less versions of such
> >> that we have in the OSS world, the better.
> >
> >Is it even possible to move this to a fd.o standard as this is OS
> > specific information?
> Isn't this what HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is about?

After looking into hal-device, it seems that it could be done from fd.o.  
Although I don't have any idea on their status in regards to system info.  
The output I get displays items such as block devices, modem, sound, pnp usb 
devices and such.  Maybe it's already on their plate to implement?  Does 
anyone know more about HAL's status?

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