Wednesday, February 27, 2008

HAL: some deprecated keys ...

... will be removed from HAL with end of this month, because they are deprecated since 12 months now and already replaced by other keys/properties. The affected keys  (old --> new/replacement) are:

2008-02-28:

  • smbios.system.manufacturer --> system.hardware.vendor
  • smbios.system.product --> system.hardware.product
  • smbios.system.version --> system.hardware.version
  • smbios.system.serial --> system.hardware.serial
  • smbios.system.uuid --> system.hardware.uuid
  • smbios.bios.vendor --> system.firmware.vendor
  • smbios.bios.version --> system.firmware.version
  • smbios.bios.release_date --> system.firmware.release_date
  • smbios.chassis.manufacturer --> system.chassis.manufacturer
  • smbios.chassis.type --> system.chassis.type
  • system.vendor --> system.hardware.vendor

2008-03-01:

  • info.bus --> info.subsystem
  • *.physical_device --> *.orginating_device

Please note, that there are some other (IMO rarely used) keys which are planed to be removed end of March:

2008-03-21:

  • usb_device.speed_bcd (int) --> usb_device.speed (double)
  • usb_device.version_bcd (int) --> usb_device.version (double)

Please check your packages for these keys (code and shipped fdi-files) and prepare them for the next HAL package. If you use openSUSE or you package RPMs  for openSUSE:  the next HAL version for openSUSE 11.0 (Beta) will be shipped without support for these keys.

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