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From: Andreas Sturmlechner <asturm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] desktop profile: Switch make.defaults to +elogind, drop consolekit
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:23:32
Message-Id: 4299079.XGKNHGMjVK@tuxk10
1 Hi,
3 We've had sys-auth/elogind available in Gentoo repo for quite a while now, and
4 it seems to work fine for many people, as Plasma, Cinnamon, and the recently
5 added Gnome support have shown. In the last few days, elogind support was also
6 brought to MATE and Xfce.
8 Meanwhile, sys-auth/consolekit is showing its age, with the upstream
9 repository not touched in more than a year. At least for Plasma and SDDM I am
10 aware of several paper cuts with it, that simply no one is bothering to fix for
11 years, and it makes us depend on sys-power/pm-utils - which is really dead -
12 for suspend. Combine that with the ^^ ( elogind systemd ) requirement in
13 Cinnamon and Gnome, and it should be obvious that elogind is becoming the
14 better default setting.
16 Also, with that change we can really start to think about xorg-server[-suid]
17 default (again).
19 Here's the original elogind integration tracker:
22 A new tracker has been set up for +elogind revdep stabilisation:
25 So now is the time for maintainers of packages depending on sys-auth/
26 consolekit to check for any work to do, and test migration.
28 Best regards,
29 Andreas