On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 14:03 +0100, Nils Philippsen wrote:
On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 01:58 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 11/10/2009 01:58 AM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > I'd like to retire kudzu for F-13.
> > Why?
> > - There are places where it almost certainly does not work with current
> > - It's so deprecated that one of its replacements (HAL) has since been
> > frozen and deprecated
> > - Given that, its upstream is very dead
> > However, it is still being required by two programs:
> > - hwbrowser
> > - fwfstab
> > If someone wants to keep it limping along for thsese two programs I can
> > orphan it. But I'd really rather just retire it.
> I filed a bug report against these programs a while back to move away
> from Kudzu. Neither of these programs themselves seem to be actively
> maintained anymore.
The move from kudzu over udev to hal and via DeviceKit back to (lib)udev
wasn't something I wanted to follow while it was still moving ;-). In
the hope that using libudev is here to stay, I can now reimplement
hwbrowser on top of it -- I don't think porting the old code is a good
idea, as it wasn't written with hot-pluggable hardware in mind.
I noticed recently that suse have a patch to add a 'Hardware' tab to
gnome-system-monitor. I haven't looked deeper, so I don't know if it is
any good. But it might be worth checking out.