Future of "obsession" package
Dear fellow debianists, I seek your advice.
Years ago, with your help, I packaged "obsession" (for
"openbox-session"), a tool intended to provide openbox (or other light
WMs) with an xdg-autostart script and a GUI menu and CLI tool to easily
disconnect/reboot/shutdown/etc. The package got uploaded thanks to a
kind and patient DD.
- upstream project got split in two halves (the xdg-autostart part, and
the "menu" part)
- which seems to have finally both disappeared
- the xdg-autostart is buggy and does not comply with freedesktop.org
specifications (#959922, #832980)
- openbox now implements its own openbox-xdg-autostart script
- there is a standalone fbautostart maintained by paultag doing the
xdg-autostart job and respecting the specs
- I've been busy and haven't took much care of this package :-(
Now, I think that "obsession" would be a good candidate for removal,
especially since it won't get any love from upstream.
However, I found out that there were a sudden (yet relative) rise in
popcon usage: https://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=obsession so,
there are users…
I don't want to become upstream for this package.
I think that the xdg-autostart is not worth fixing.
I see different solutions:
1) remove xdg-autostart, recommend fbautostart
2) remove xdg-autostart, depends on fbautostart, add a wrapper for
xdg-autostart to fbautostart
3) find an alternative to obsession-logout and obsession-exit binaries
and replace obsession with a transition package
What are your thoughts about that?
Thank you for your time,