Polkit as an optional dependency of xfce4-session

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 10:00:44 CET 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Ali Abdallah <aliov at xfce.org> wrote:
> But anyway, in the good part, i should be able to branch from master (thanks
> jeromeg) and push the code by tomorrow, i need to do more testing, also for
> people without upower, consolekit, HAL, they can just use the configure
> switches to switch them off, so the session will not even try to see if HAL,
> consolekit, upower are running and just be using sudo saving some
> milliseconds :)

I doubt this is a good idea. Although various distros are dropping
hal, it's still used and most of the time working too. So I'd say we
use the dbus apis directly until the whole consolekit/upower thing is
settled and implement fallbacks in the code, because the user does not
care which system shuts down his system, but that it works... So try
to avoid configure options for now until everybody uses polkit or
whatever other attempts are made.


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