On 05/13/2016 03:34 PM, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
On Fri, 2016-05-13 at 13:01 -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> CCing the desktop list, but please keep replies on the Fedora devel
> At today's FESCo meeting, we raised several questions that we
> would like to
> have answered about this change.
> 1) Have the GNOME, Anaconda/Blivet and Cockpit folks agreed to
> replacing Udisks2?
> 2) Is it expected to be a complete cutover (where we drop Udisks2
> from the
> default install and/or from the distro entirely
udisks upstream is inactive and has recently expressed some interest in
allowing the storaged developers to take over maintenance of udisks
going forward. It would be better to first try merging the storaged
changes into udisks instead; that way, we share the same code across
all distros, without having to evangelize storaged vs. udisks.
With respect, the reason storaged exists is because Udisks2 upstream refused to
accept patches to support LVM. I'm not saying we shouldn't try to merge them
back together, but the fork happened because upstream was obstinate.
To the best of my knowledge (Tomas Smetana can correct me), storaged is a proper
superset (and has a more encompassing name), so my suggestion would be to just
make storaged the official upstream and migrate away from the older Udisks2.
(With a plan to deprecate the org.freedesktop.Udisks2 interface in 2-3 years in
favor of the org.storaged.Storaged interface).