[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#612611: Bug#612611: xfce4-power-manager: Does not work with DBus activated HAL

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Feb 9 16:27:54 UTC 2011

On mer., 2011-02-09 at 16:15 +0100, Luca Niccoli wrote:
> The new HAL version in sid doesn't start anymore at boot time; it gets
> activated whenever something connects to its dbus interface.
> Since xfce4-power-manager checks if HAL is running before connecting, the 
> latter never gets started, making x-p-m basically useless.
> I guess this problem will disappear with the new XFCE not making use of HAL,
> but in the meanwhile importing the fix from ubuntu[0] would make a kind
> thought for users. 

For now I won't bother uploading a patched xfpm. Xfce is currently
beeing uploaded to experimental, we have 3 packages still in NEW and
some which waits for a new upstream release for licensing issues (I'll
make a blog post explaining that to give a little more visibility on
this) but besides that, we're mostly ready to upload to sid.

In the meantime, remember that unstable is supposed to be unstable,
especially after a release, so it might make sense to stay on testing
for now.

If packages don't get out of NEW fast enough, I'll reconsider that
decision though.


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