Re: let's split the systemd binary package
On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 03:33:56PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Seems I misunderstood what logind was about. I thought it would force to
> use specific Xdm implementations that would support it. So you do
> confirm that it's not the case, and that we aren't forced into using
> GDM? Or is it that other Xdm implementations all have logind support
> these days? What exactly Gnome requires?
logind is basically the replacement of ConsoleKit. However, it also will
do more. It will handle VT switching, something which we want/need for
_optional_ Wayland support. ConsoleKit was mainly maintained and
started by GNOME developers.
E.g. XFCE either wants ConsoleKit, or logind. If you look at ConsoleKit,
you'll notice it is NOT maintained. For the last 1.5 years, no
development. See http://cgit.freedesktop.org/ConsoleKit/log/ for
I wrote about logind and systemd in more detail at:
I find it quite sad that on debian-devel the majority seems focussed on
emotional arguments such as conspiracy theories, hidden agendas, etc.
Simple question: logind is maintained, ConsoleKit is not. I have not
seen anyone raise this. Why?
 If more detail is needed, look at my log, repeating the entire blog
is a bit much IMO.