Scope and Using devices

David Zeuthen david at
Tue Jun 1 12:56:13 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-01 at 21:43, John McCutchan wrote:
> > It doesn't make much sense to me to do things like bridge properties
> > between HAL and CUPS when really the best API for this is (ahem, at
> > least in theory) CUPS's own.
> Also libraries like iwlib, and libgphoto can provide a more sane,
> developer friendly API to the type of device that people are trying to
> deal with. These libraries should be incorporating HAL as their
> device discovery backend, instead of trying to add higher level features in 
> to HAL.

Exactly. Not to mention the fact that a lot of existing applications are
using such libraries so by using a halificated version of the library
such applications may remove their "Select device file" dialog.


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