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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] gnome intrusion?
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:08:17
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] gnome intrusion? by Jorge Almeida
1 On Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:23:02 +0000, Jorge Almeida wrote:
3 > > Wakelock - is a generic API for grabbing a resource and not letting go
4 > > of it... It's mostly used
5 > > in mobile apps, but on the desktop it's used to disable the
6 > > screensaver while a long video is playing.
7 > >
8 >
9 > This is the kind of information that it would be useful to have in a
10 > central place (WiKi), at least for USE variables that are bound to
11 > have a global impact on the system.
13 DBus is simply an IPC mechanism, the USE flag only enables the software
14 to talk to other software. What each piece of software does with that
15 ability is as varied as the software that uses it. Any such list would be
16 long, incomplete and almost certainly out of date and not relevant to the
17 USE flag anyway.
19 What you're asking is a bit like asking for a complete list of the
20 abilities the python USE flag adds, when all you can really say is it
21 allows the software to run Python scripts, not what those scripts may do.
24 --
25 Neil Bothwick
27 Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera. - James Stephens
28 (1882-1950)


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Re: [gentoo-user] gnome intrusion? Jorge Almeida <jjalmeida@×××××.com>