September 30, 2003

Replacing Init and Abstracting Hardware on Linux

Anonymous Reader writes "Seth Nickell (of Storage and Gnome HIG fame) has started a new project which aims to replace the aging Init system on Linux. The new Python-based approach will make booting faster and it will talk to the D-BUS daemon,'s leading project.
And speaking of, it is important to mention the release of HAL 0.1, an implementation of a hardware abstraction layer for KDE, XFce and Gnome, based on a proposal by's founder Havoc Pennington. This will bring the kind of integration to the underlying system that current X11 desktop environments lack."



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