Re: idea for a hardware information application in GNOME

On Sat, 2007-05-12 at 23:17 +0200, Alexander van Loon wrote:
> Hello all,
> My idea is a long story. To keep it short, recently I filed this feature
> request - - in the
> GNOME Bugzilla.
> Currently "System -> Preferences -> Hardware Information" starts the HAL
> Device Manager, which can give information on the hardware present in a
> system. However, this application is far from useful and user friendly.
> I explained my idea and use-cases in detail in the aforementioned bug
> report, but basically I suggest giving the HAL Device Manager
> application a total makeover and enhance it heavily.
> Because the HAL Device Manager application isn't part of GNOME but of
> HAL itself, I was asked to file again at freedesktop's Bugzilla. I did -
> - but there I was
> told that the HAL Device Manager was already dropped from the HAL
> package and no longer available, and that I should file a feature
> request at my Desktop Environment of choice.
> After consulting with the triager who processed my previous feature
> request filed at GNOME's Bugzilla, I was advised to post a message to
> this list. I hope anyone would be interested in developing such an
> application?
> Greetings,
> Alexander van Loon
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I was just notified of the existence of gnome-device-manager - - so my
request is no longer necessary. 

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