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Re: musings on session service mgmt

On Thu, 03.01.08 20:10, David Zeuthen (davidz redhat com) wrote:

> Hi,
> After investigating (please read the full report including links to
> desktop-devel-list)
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427316
> I realized what an incredibly poor state session service management is
> in and what kind of hoops upstream authors jump through because neither
> X11, nor xdg or GNOME has provided them with useful infrastructure. It
> looks like KDE has _some_ kind of infrastructure for this.
> There are basically two problems that we've been ignoring and hacking
> around for as long as I've used Linux on the desktop


I still believe the proper way to fix this is have some kind of
babysitter daemon that shares most of its code with the init
system. The problems for system startup and service management and for
session startup and service management are mostly the same. Both sides
would benefit if system and session startup/management would be
handled by the same powerful system.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
lennart [at] poettering [dot] net         ICQ# 11060553
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