[gphoto-devel] [PATCH 0/2] remove deprecated keys from HAL
marcus at jet.franken.de
Tue Mar 4 00:01:49 PST 2008
On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 12:54:39AM +0100, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> On Dienstag, 4. März 2008, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 16:46 +0100, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > some deprecated keys/properties reached the end of lifetime with
> > > 2008-03-01 because they are now 12 months deprecated. The keys are:
> > > - info.bus --> replaced by info.subsystem
> > > - *.physical_device --> replaced by *.orginating_device
> > >
> > > The following two patches, get commited 1. March 2008 remove them
> > > completely from HAL. Please be prepared and check your HAL consuming
> > > applications.
> > This is a good idea, thanks for doing it. However it currently breaks
> > libgphoto2 and libmtp whom we need to track down and get them to update
> > their fdi file generation scripts. So for now I've added this patch
> > http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=hal.git;a=commitdiff;h=9fc161488795bcd259e
> > It sucks, maybe we can revert it in the future when these projects have
> > updated.
> This really sucks. They had 12 months time to update their projects. If you
> have a project that relies on HAL you should be able to take every some
> months a look at the spec to see what changed.
> Attached a (fast) patch for libgphoto2 and libmtp.
Well, it was already in libgphoto2 SVN after your private mail and will be in
the next release when we do one.
Anyway, if you think we are polling your documentation every month ... sorry,
we do not.
We just make our stuff work with HAL, be happy when it is and then forget
about HAL completely, expecting it to stay compatible.
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