why devicekit-power does not support reboot/shutdown

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 8 23:34:32 PDT 2009

Jedy Wang [2009-09-09 11:33 +0800]:
> Hi developers of devciekit-power,
> I wonder why reboot/shutdown is not supported in devicekit-power.
> According to my understanding, they are related to power management. Is
> this because they are already implemented in ConsoleKit?

It was a long and heated discussion [1][2], but it never got resolved
to the point to actually move the shutdown/reboot stuff to a proper
place like DK-P.

But with the current status quo it would not make sense to duplicate
the API, and e. g. GNOME has already moved to using the CK API.


[1] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/hal/2008-January/010602.html
[2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/hal/2008-January/010669.html

Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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