expanding the inhibit spec

Michal Suchanek hramrach at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 10:43:25 PST 2014

Lennart Poettering <mzkqt <at> 0pointer.de> writes:

> On Thu, 09.01.14 13:08, Ryan Lortie (desrt <at> desrt.ca) wrote:

> > It's a whole other issue, though, when we start to talk about
> > independent app vendors who don't want to use Gtk.  People who want to
> > make something in SDL and have it just work.  What do we tell them?  I
> > guess we could start by asking them "what is your intended platform?"
> > 
> > "I don't know.. GNOME?  The freedesktop APIs?  Linux?  systemd-using
> > systems?"
> How many systems are those currently, and how many are those going to be
> in a year or two? I mean, by then the set of systems that have dbus (and
> possibly a future fdo inhibitor service) and the set of systems that
> have logind is probably going to be identical, no? I mean, if people
> avoid logind, aren't they also avoiding dbus?

What is logind and can I start it after the fact when I find it's needed for
some weird GTK feature to work?

I can certainly do that with dbus when I find that GTK insists on using dbus
to notify the screensaver that the user is not idle.



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