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Re: Release sprint results - team changes, auto-rm and arch status

Wiadomość napisana przez Robert Millan w dniu 5 sty 2014, o godz. 12:22:
> On 05/01/2014 10:30, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> On 2013-12-16 23:32, Robert Millan wrote:
>>> On 15/12/2013 13:34, Niels Thykier wrote:
>>>> It would probably be good if you (i.e. the BSD porters) could start a
>>>> dialogue with the GNOME maintainers and figure out exactly where GNOME
>>>> is on kFreeBSD (vs. where it is supposed to be).  Once that is sorted
>>>> out, please send the release team a summary of the status so we have
>>>> accurate information here.
>>> Will do. But this can't be done right away. The reports you mention are
>>> too vague ("xxx doesn't work", etc) to act upon. We will first need to
>>> evaluate the current state of things to have an accurate idea on where
>>> we stand regarding GNOME.
>> Hi Robert / BSD porters,
>> Any news on your front on the status of GNOME on kFreeBSD?
> So far #733122. Barring that, the GNOME desktop seems to work fine (including
> empathy, nautilus, etc). Once the patch in #733122 is applied, it will be easier
> to gather reports from day-to-day users and provide a more complete assessment.
> GDM is a different story (see #733546). The problem goes much deeper though. It's
> now begun to use SystemD by default, and then falling back to ConsoleKit when
> that's not available. There are two serious problems with this:
> - The GDM->ConsoleKit codepath is seldom tested. We don't know if it's actually
>  working.
> - According to upstream website, ConsoleKit is deprecated and not actively
>  maintained.
> We can help as porters but we can't maintain abandoned codepaths on our own. I
> think GDM upstream doesn't want to deal with this problem, so perhaps it is better
> if we accept that GDM is not a portable program anymore, and make it Linux-only.

Or perhaps write a library that provides systemd APIs GDM requires, implemented
as wrappers around other stuff.

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