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Darth Vader 01-27-2014 01:56 PM

Looks like the missing SystemD support WILL BE a showstopper for using X.org 1.16...
 
Read and cry, my fellow die-hard Slackers!

http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-dev...ry/040117.html

The response at question "WTF is that patch about?": X.org's DBUS is dead (i.e. kiss goodbye to plug and play mouses and keyboards), long live X.org's SystemD!*

My bet is on that SystemD support will arrive on X.org server version 1.16, which will be released on this summer...

BTW, I said that KDBUS (yep! you are right! It's about SystemD's D-BUS, at the kernel level) patches now wait on the Kernel.org RFCs?

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* That is the sincere opinion of Hans de Goede, the patch author... :hattip:

dugan 01-27-2014 02:07 PM

It's a pull request. It hasn't been accepted yet.

As a rule, if the source of your news is a developer mailing list post, then it was reported prematurely. There have never been any exceptions, and there never will be. This is also one reason Phoronix is worse than useless.

Darth Vader 01-27-2014 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 5106263)
It's a pull request. It hasn't been accepted yet.

Not yet, my friend, not yet...

But, I'm afraid that it hasn't been accepted yet, but will be... :hattip:

My reason is that, now, how UDEV is just a part of SystemD, direct communication with the UDEV devices via SystemD, will be an appealing solution for X.org developers, also offering support for the "modern" authentication method.

/dev/random 01-27-2014 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Vader (Post 5106266)
Not yet, my friend, not yet...

But, I'm afraid that it hasn't been accepted yet, but will be... :hattip:

My reason is that, now, how UDEV is just a part of SystemD, direct communication with the UDEV devices via SystemD, will be an appealing solution for X.org developers, also offering support for the "modern" authentication method.

I think it's forky Mcfork fork time, I'm not letting that thing any where my X server, I don't care if I have to use free86 as a starting point and fix all those issues, atleast it won't be infected with that turd systemd.

BrZ 01-27-2014 03:00 PM

It's a virus! And a very arrogant one...

Alien Bob 01-27-2014 03:09 PM

Please...

When you want to spread FUD, at least make sure you're backed up with facts otherwise it's just... FUD.
Let's read the commit message which accompanies the "config: drop the dbus API":
Code:

config: drop the dbus API
This API has been disabled by default since 1.4, the first release it came in.
There a no known users of it and even its direct replacement (HAL) has been superseeded by udev on supported platforms since 1.8.
This code is untested, probably hasn't been compiled in years and should not be shipped.

What was removed? Old unused code. Good for them!

Eric

Didier Spaier 01-27-2014 03:21 PM

Only PV decides what's in Slackware anyway, so personally I'll just wait and see. I don't feel the need to worry about an event of which I don't know if it it will occur and when, especially if I have no way to prevent it nor to forecast its consequences ;)

mancha 01-27-2014 03:47 PM

After a lightning review of the patch-set, it appears an entirely optional (--enable-systemd-logind) layer. I then confirmed this by chatting with an Xorg dev.

Let's not forget Xorg still has to support non-systemd Linux, Solaris, BSDs, and others, so a hard dependency on systemd seems quite unlikely.

--mancha

ReaperX7 01-27-2014 03:53 PM

Xorg can't remove dbus support or they'll destroy compatibility and piss off the entire Branded UNIX community that sponsors and financially supports most of their developments.

HP, Oracle, VMware and various other sponsors all heavily fund xorg to give proper x11 implementations. It'd be a shame to have all that funding dry up and force another fork of x11 over yet another bad decision. Plus if that funding dries up, then that would effectively kill wayland which is their biggest pending project.

If Xorg goes down, there's no tell who would pick up development, but for example if Oracle took over, chances are anything could happen, and who knows what could become of future UNIX, BSD, and Linux x11 related developments.

Quote:

Originally Posted by /dev/random (Post 5106288)
I think it's forky Mcfork fork time, I'm not letting that thing any where my X server, I don't care if I have to use free86 as a starting point and fix all those issues, atleast it won't be infected with that turd systemd.

I'd just take the existing code, clean out all the garbage, fix security issues, and relicense it in such a way that you become BDFL of the project, if possible.

/dev/random 01-27-2014 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mancha (Post 5106309)
After a lightning review of the patch-set, it appears an entirely optional (--enable-systemd-logind) layer. I then confirmed this by chatting with an Xorg dev.

Let's not forget Xorg still has to support non-systemd Linux, Solaris, BSDs, and others, so a hard dependency on systemd seems quite unlikely.

--mancha

Question is for how long? I have been around for a while and even I'm starting to see things I don't like. X.org should stay away from systemd, let Wayland take the fall. Poettering has showed ignorance towards anyone who opposes his "creations", even when at a conference where he is not the guest speaker. Funny how we allow tyrants like poettering to force his creations on us, but we openly reject a murderers creation that is functional and written very well. (Hans Reiser) I don't agree for what he did, but like it or not his filesystem is hundreds of orders of magnitude better then any of Poetterings creations, Poettering makes Reiser look like a god.

Basically if your an angel in the real world you have a license to destroy Linux/UNIX's heritage, but if you did something bad in the real world your code is banished for all eternity even tho it doesn't break any fundamentals. Good call guys, if this patch makes it through I'll be reverting any systemd related code that is thrown into xorg and I will be releasing it as a fork. it's time someone says no to being force fed the "creations" (if thats what you can call them) of Poettering.

Before someone asks if I am anti-systemd YES! very much so, in fact if there were an anti-system foundation I would probly be the founder!

I agree 1000000000000000% with this article.
http://slated.org/the_poetterisation_of_gnu_linux

ReaperX7 01-27-2014 04:21 PM

I'd rather be locked in a room with Hans Reiser than Lennart Poettering any day. Lennart might not make it out alive... While me and Hans have coffee and chat over file system methodology.

I honestly think more of Hans than I do Lennart, more highly and respected too. Lennart even makes dumpster scum like Bill Gates looks decent, admirable, and praiseworthy.

Didier Spaier 01-27-2014 04:30 PM

As pointed out by others, "the missing SystemD support WILL NOT BE a showstopper for using X.org 1.16...".

As a consequence I'd suggest that the OP mark this thread as [SOLVED] and that anyone who wants to share his or her thoughts about systemd and/or LP does so in another thread (and preferably in another forum than this one as the quota for this kind of discussion is clearly exceeded here :-)

dugan 01-27-2014 04:39 PM

This is not the first time that Darth Vader has posted unfounded alarmism. I have not forgotten his Future of KDE thread from several years ago.

ReaperX7 01-27-2014 04:41 PM

I think too much FUD has been generated from the upstream at times that now it's starting to ooze it's way downstream and pollute things even if not implemented. Phoronix needs to full authenticate what it releases as news, or else they could be ignored for crying wolf too much.

dugan 01-27-2014 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReaperX7 (Post 5106341)
Phoronix needs to full authenticate what it releases as news, or else they could be ignored for crying wolf too much.

It's too late for that. If there's a single person who isn't already ignoring Phoronix for posting outright fabrications on a regular basis, then I don't want to hear about it. Phoronix was the site that claimed that MS Office was being ported to Linux, and that Blizzard would be launching a game on Linux soon.


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