Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 07:29:02PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Op 25-10-13 15:43, Olav Vitters schreef:
> > On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 01:41:23PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> >> There is no good reason other than "that's the way GNOME has been
> >> written". So change the code and get GNOME to behave properly.
> > Because you raise this again:
> > - No maintenance on ConsoleKit since 1.5 years, despite me/GNOME raising
> > this as an issue end of Jan 2012
> > - XFCE relies on either ConsoleKit or logind
> > Concretely, who will "change the code"? I mean a name and something in
> > the git log of ConsoleKit (or fork it and call it something else).
> What's wrong with "whoever needs this fooKit thing, whatever it is"?
> Deciding to drop support for "code I don't personally use, but other
> people depend on" is just wrong on so many levels.
GNOME has not removed support for ConsoleKit. Without continued
maintenance a project will die. Plus this code will bitrot if not
So to paraphrase what you said: GNOME is right on so many levels. :P