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

On Fri, 2012-10-19 at 12:07 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-10-19 at 15:48 +0200, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > I would recommend that gnome-shell uses systemd to suspend, and I would
> > recommend gnome-shell, gnome-session and gdm also drop their ConsoleKit
> > session tracking code. At the end of the day, the decisions are not mine
> > to make, so if the costs of keeping those options are low enough for
> > you, then feel free to keep them.
> But in reality, the set of git repositories forms a whole.  And if
> gnome-settings-daemon doesn't support !systemd, then the whole doesn't
> either.  So if you decide to delete this code from g-s-d, it makes the
> work of anyone else completely pointless.
> Broadly speaking, I don't think it makes sense for this to be up to
> individual module maintainers as they please, because the result is
> incoherent.

The result would be incoherent. Except that I cannot take decisions for
other module maintainers, for fear of being seeing as overbearing and
(paraphrasing) "thrusting changes upon GNOME which would then get
whitewashed as maintainers discretion".

> Now, this is obviously not a new debate.  One option which I'd like to
> preserve at least is that !systemd platforms are able to build and run
> GNOME in "basic window management" mode.  Basically the equivalent of
> thin client/remote X display.

It won't crash if logind isn't available, we'd just disable the power

> So we could say we don't support power management for example.  In that
> case, you could support being compiled without systemd support (at
> present), and just do nothing if it doesn't exist.  Or it could be
> runtime detection.

Given that there are no library dependencies, it would always be
run-time detection, as it was and as it will be. No change there.

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