Re: Gnome Session Services Framework

On 7/11/05, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 14:14 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> > Hey, guys- if I wanted to test this:
> > (1) what would I need to do to set it up, exactly? (presume that I
> > have all of GNOME running from source, and can patch as needed.)
> You just need to patch gnome-session with Rodrigo's latest patch
> (turning it on with whatever the compile switch is - Rodrigo?) and
> compile libgnomeservice from CVS.

Would I then need to add anything magic desktop files? remove anything
from the extant session?
> > (2) how could I tell if it succeeded/failed? What are the
> > expectations, design goals, etc.? What new things should I be able to
> > do as a user (or admin) that I couldn't do before? What things do you
> > expect won't work?
> For right now, I would keep checking that we don't hose the session with
> the patch turned on (i.e. everything works as normal). 

OK. So major design goal at the moment is 'don't break anything, and
potentially enable new functionality later'?

> Rodrigo, can you
> supply Luis with a service that uses the wrapper?  You would need that
> to check if the service starting code is working properly.

Ah, so this is the new functionality?

> Future looking we are going to replace the current hard coded services
> (like gnome-settings-daemon) as libgnomeservice's and have them start up
> using the dependency code.  At that point as we patch services you will
> be able to check if the services do indeed start in the right order and
> even profile to see if there is something we can be doing to get things
> started faster.

But none of that is ready yet, right? Just verifying.


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