hal 0.4.2 "Something like that. Tastes the same anyway." released

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Wed Dec 1 15:44:10 PST 2004


I just released hal 0.4.2 "Something like that. Tastes the same anyway."
that fixes a number of small bugs; Here are the changes in short form

 - Add blacklist for not polling certain IDE slave drives as that
   decreases performance
 - Support for Linux kernels 2.6.10-rc2 and onwards
 - Only lazy unmount devices if {storage.volume}.policy.should_mount is
   TRUE - e.g. don't lazy unmount devices we don't care about
 - Support for IDE Zip and Jaz drives (treated as floppy drives)
 - Various fdi-parsing enhancements
 - Don't add 'ro' to optical drives as it prevents DVD-RAM usage
 - Support 256 partitions instead of only 16
 - small h-d-m UI bugfix (Sjoerd Simons)
 - small h-d-m UI bugfix (Bryan Clark)

You may download the package from


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