Re: [gnome-settings-daemon] datetime: Remove datetime D-Bus mechanism
- From: Colin Walters <walters verbum org>
- To: Ryan Lortie <desrt desrt ca>
- Cc: Bastien Nocera <hadess src gnome org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-settings-daemon] datetime: Remove datetime D-Bus mechanism
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:45:45 -0500
On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 17:49 -0500, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> hi Bastien,
> On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 22:38 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > commit 27fa171efe4179c0a42ec79e0dc501077f042a08
> > Author: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
> > Date: Thu Jan 19 22:33:21 2012 +0000
> > datetime: Remove datetime D-Bus mechanism
> > Now that gnome-control-center uses systemd's date & time mechanism,
> > we don't need to ship our own mechanism for that purpose. This also
> > removes the last user of dbus-glib in gnome-settings-daemon .
I think systemd is awesome; however, I think you (and others) are being
a bit too cavalier about deleting code.
While it's almost certainly true (looking at the git log) that you are
one of the dominant recent contributors to gnome-settings-daemon, there
are other people involved in GNOME who for one reason or another aren't
going to use systemd, and it's a bit disrespectful to just delete the
>From their perspective, it is a regression - before, they could change
the time. After, they can't. And in the picture, we need to clamp down
on these kinds of regressions.
That doesn't mean we can't ever take a step backwards - for sufficiently
large steps forward. But in this case we're just shuffling around where
the code for setting time lives.
So concretely - how about bringing back the old code and making it
conditionally compile under a --enable-date-time-backend flag? If you
want, I can do a patch.
-Colin, with his GNOME release team hat on
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