Thanks to the great work by Eric Koegel and Antoine Jacoutot we were not wrong again!
Parrots never think of what it is they say, they hear things (generally things are heard through highly paid and supported media that serve corporate and state interests) and reproduce the sound of them. Not that they are dumb, but they can’t process rational language based communication.
QUESTION: Why are you dumping consolekit2 and use elogind, that you know is just a significant piece of systemd, which further makes upstream reliance to systemd more acceptable and wide spread?
EXCUSE: Consolekit is deprecated, it is unmaintained, it will never work with Wayland, and we must support wayland because that is the future.
QUESTION: Could consolekit2 be able to work with wayland?
EXCUSE: No, it never will!
QUESTION: Elogind, being a piece of the most convoluted piece of opensource software ever encountered is very big. Shouldn’t this be a performance concern?
EXCUSE: No, because consolekit was also huge!
ANSWER: Consolekit2 1.2.2 was released Dec.20 2020 and among its changes is a memory leak fix, NetBSD/OpenBSD fixes/compliance and more. If you notice in the list of issues and discussion there has been a workaround to get ck2 to work with wayland in Gentoo since 2018.
Consolekit2 is between a 1/5 to 1/6 of the size of elogind!
Run, don’t just add it on the TDO list, and download images from those two (Salix is dormant and part of Slackel) and if you do an installation, DO NOT do a network install, do copy from live image, or from CD. We will explain later, while you are downloading those historic pieces of Slackware forks.
Cut them some slack? New Years day and all happy hunky dory crap…. Not here folks, go to Phoronix or Fedora-Magazine for such festive atmosphere. Continue reading
A Short MEMO on Slackies to serve for all purposes…
Slackel has been designed so that:
- it comes for 64-bit and 32-bit CPUs as well;
- be %100 compatible with Slackware (Current) –beware: as such, it comes with elogind;
- it may be capable of using Salix’s source packages;
- it provides an OpenBox flavour (OB is not in the Slackware repos);
- the KDE-desktop is KDE 4;- MATE is more recent: 1.22;
- it comes with house-built Slackel tools: slapt-get & slapt-src to CLI-manage packages, Gslapt as a GUI frontend for the both of them;
- it provides, quote: “a ‘rolling release’ for lazy slackers” (Dimitris’ words);
- its ISOs both enable to install the system and to run (fast) live-sessions;
- it enables to create a liveUSB with persistance features directly from within a live-session;
- since last version, it be possible to perform a real installation on a USB media, which differs from liveUSB with persistance (it doesn’t get slow when more packages are installed).
Edited: Dec 30th 2020
This list is going to be short and there may be a sublist of distros with a medium strict standard. We shall explain what the object is, below the short list (which we hope the community will assist in making longer as we have not been able to currently review the work of every distro and fork.
2021 list of “healthy” hardcore distros in alphabetical order
- Kiss Linux –> k1ss.org
- Kwort Linux –> kwort.org
- Obarun Linux –> obarun.org
- Sabotage Linux –> sabotage-linux
Hardcore because they seem honest and dedicated to the war against totalitarianism by IBM and other mega corporations to dominate the Open and Free software world.
Many reviews of linux distros you may read tell you what you need to have (systemd – elogind – consolekit, – dbus : SECD from now on) to use the distro. It is rarely seen or heard whether you can have an effective graphical interface, a desktop, a window manager, and not use any of the above. Sometimes for a rarely used or never used utility you need one of those monsters, but hardly ever anyone goes out of his way to tell you “this is the ONLY instance you need this, otherwise you can do without”. So the question on this topic should be obvious, “what can I do and have installed, or even if it is installed have it running, without the use of the SECD?”. The less obvious question to the one questioning is “why?”. Does anyone still ask why anymore, or have we (linux users) generally turned to fashion monkeys? Continue reading