Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] HAL removal

On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 22:01 +1000, Jonathan Matthew wrote:
> Over the last couple of days I have committed a set of changes to
> reimplement the parts of rhythmbox that were using HAL.  The HAL code is
> still there, but the new code is used if possible.  The new code
> requires GUdev 143 or newer.
> For identification of USB mass storage devices, we're now using a
> library I created called libmediaplayerid, in conjunction with a set of
> media player description files and udev rules you can find here:
> If you don't want to install the media-player-id files under /usr, you
> can use the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable to locate them, but the
> udev rules must be installed in /lib/udev/rules.d or /etc/udev/rules.d
> for it to work at all.
> Since nothing besides rhythmbox is using libmediaplayerid, it currently
> lives in the rhythmbox source tree.  It may move somewhere else some
> day.

If you were to make a stand-alone release, distros could start packaging
it up.

> We also have GUdev-based code for detecting MTP devices, which should
> work better than the HAL code in two ways: it should work with multiple
> devices, and it should detect MTP devices that aren't yet in libmtp's
> known device list.


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