Revert "10-usb-music-players.fdi: Flatten product id tests"

Christophe Fergeau cfergeau at
Fri Nov 13 05:54:16 PST 2009

Hello Danny,

I don't think I ever got an answer to my original mail or to the mail
below (which you can find in full at ).
Can we go ahead with reflattening this file ? This would let us go
forward with media-player-info while keeping hal-info in sync.



2009/8/24 Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at>:
> Hello Danny, hello Christophe,
> (keeping fullquote for the list)
> Christophe Fergeau [2009-08-11 14:06 +0200]:
>> Hi Danny,
>> I'm writing you about the revert you did some days ago in hal-info for
>> the "Flatten product id tests" commit [1]. We are currently trying to
>> move away from HAL, and this commit makes it much easier to convert
>> the media player HAL rules to mpi files (media player information
>> files) and to keep both set of rules in sync.
>> 3kB more data don't strike me as something that would have such an
>> impact on HAL performance or disk usage, especially given the current
>> size of the file and given that most distros will probably stop
>> shipping hal-info (at least this file) soon.
>> Would you consider reverting this revert?
>> Thanks,
>> Christophe
>> [1]
> So this doesnt' seem to be unanimous. I originally changed that to
> simplify the structure of the hal-info files to make them translatable
> to *.mpi files automatically (which becomes an unnecessarily hard
> problem with the nesting reintroduced with that revert).
> Since hal will probably stay around for a while (Solaris, BSD), I
> think we should strive for keeping the music player data convertible
> automatically. Right now I already have to make the keyboard quirks
> changes twice (once in hal-info, once in udev).
> Danny, when would you be content with reintroducing the flat
> structure? When banshee is using *.mpi files as well? Rhythmbox
> already switched over to gudev in 0.12.4.
> Thanks,
> Martin
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