[rfc] move activation to a helper process

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Mon Oct 16 10:22:43 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 13:02 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 12:45 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > It is a pretty large patch and I do not want it in 1.0 personally.  I
> > would prefer it be in 1.1 
> Remind of the schedule for 1.0 and 1.1? Personally I'm not sure it
> should go into 1.0 either but...

1.0 is basically baked.  There are some big bugs and I want to get it
working for *BSD.  There are still a couple of major bugs that need to
be fixed up before we go 1.0.  1.1 is the development branch that should
come out quickly after though it will be an unstable branch for some
time.  I figure we can back-port as necessary though I don't want to
rush things.  I would not want people targeting newer versions of D-Bus
save some special cases like PolicyKit and OLPC.  

> > and tested for a long time.  
> ... looking at the test suite it looks very comprehensive and have
> helped me find many bugs. Probably the right thing is to put it in right
> after 1.0 ships but I don't pretend to know what Havoc wants here.

This was my thought. 

> Certainly the patch is (or, at least, can be) done in a way that's
> compatible with 1.0 (e.g. presence of User key).

If it can avoid breaking 1.0 it will be adopted much faster.

> I think it may be beneficial to get it into releases very soon so other
> projects can start using it. Certainly things like PolicyKit wants this.

I agree getting people using these technologies soon is good but I don't
think rushing thing is prudent either.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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