[patch] remove wireless support

Robert Love rml at ximian.com
Wed Jun 2 08:25:20 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 17:23 +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:

> I don't think, that we are able to manage, to define a generic model for
> any hardware class we want to support. It may be possible for simple
> well defined devices like sound cards or serial lines. But we will not manage
> it for the complex stuff. I think it's simply not possible to create the
> needed models - look at the kernel device drivers, there is a very long experience
> with hardware abstraction and a lot of drivers are very far from perfect.

Yup, and this will undoubtedly lead to the need to have other libraries
built on top of HAL (and, really, it makes sense to have a class-
specific library on top of HAL).  And once there is a lib on top of HAL,
the abstraction might as well be there.

> Yes, it sounds very attractive to have such a thing, but please let's avoid
> the "virtual hardware layer" - we will at least be grandfathers before we can
> release it :)


	Robert Love

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