Re: Requiring systemd for the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin

On Fri, 2012-10-19 at 11:00 +0200, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Hello,
> I intend on making systemd a hard requirement for the power plugin in
> gnome-settings-daemon. There is a lot of interactions and external
> factors involved in making policy decision about power. This makes the
> power plugin one of the more fragile parts of the system, with things
> like DPMS, screensaver activation, screen locking, brightness control,
> suspend policy, battery information exporting, all handled in the same
> codebase.
> Using systemd to request suspends means that:
> - things work out of the box when people do not use GNOME (no need to
> install acpid which then conflicts with GNOME)
> - inhibitions are per-system instead of per-user
> - application get more information about suspending
> - simplify the power plugin's codebase a great deal
> The patches I will commit are here:

Could you please list the systemd interfaces, methods, properties, and
signals that you are planning to use so that non-systemd distros can
evaluate what to do? In Gentoo, for example, we need to decide whether
it's feasible to create a sufficient non-systemd implementation of these
interfaces on top of consolekit and acpid, or whether booting with
systemd really will become a hard requirement for us in 2013.

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