[PATCH xdm] Implement ConsoleKit support.

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Wed May 4 08:49:26 PDT 2011

On 05/ 4/11 02:45 AM, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> I so like people breaking stuff which was working.

Isn't that ConsoleKit's entire reason for existence?   I've still never
gotten a good explanation of what problem it's intended to solve or how
it makes the system better instead of just more complicated.

Even the official ConsoleKit documentation starts out by admitting they
can't define the problem it solves.

>> I did not author this patch. I fetched it from the OpenSUSE
>> repositories[1].  It seems to have been initially created by Takashi
>> Iwai and perhaps adapted by Stefan Dirsch[2].
>> [1]: https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file?file=xdm-consolekit.diff&package=xorg-x11&project=openSUSE:11.3:Update:Test&srcmd5=5e43d91b0bf84c8a82fc23b1cb550931
>> [2]: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17325
>> Signed-off-by: Fernando Tarlá Cardoso Lemos <fernandotcl at gmail.com>
> See “Signing off and reviewing” on that page:
>   http://wiki.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> I guess it would be nice to have the original authors(s) of that patch
> to sign off on it before it can be merged.
> Please note that I didn't check the actual patch yet, but I might give
> it a try soon-ish.

Despite my misgivings about consolekit, I do think we'll eventually get a
patch for it integrated into xdm, but that requires people who care to
test and review, and not just throw a hissy fit (bug 17325) when no one else
does that for them very quickly.   (xdm is not high on anyone's priority
list - it's not just consolekit patches that get applied slowly.   Most
systems use gdm or kdm.)

Of course, I may change my mind given that I've just read systemd plans
to force consolekit out of the system and make it impossible to run the
desktop on non-Linux systems.  Yay!   Please, may I have more pain?

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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