[Fso] independence of FSO daemons

Lukas Maerdian luk at slyon.de
Thu Dec 11 10:47:21 CET 2014

Am 10.12.2014 um 17:30 schrieb Sebastian Reichel:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Dec 09, 2014 at 09:03:21PM +0100, Lukas Maerdian wrote:
>> Am 09.12.2014 um 12:36 schrieb Dr. Michael Lauer:
>>>> If FSO sees some activity now, we might have a look at the issues
>>>> described in the attached mail by Neil. I think it is very important,
>>>> especially for fsogsmd, to be able to run independently.
>>> Full ACK. In fact, it has always been my approach to allow a
>>> cherrypicking of various FSO services while enabling more
>>> services if you take the „full package“ at the same time.
>>>> If the FSO daemons could run on kdbus, would only depend on libfsobasics
>>>> and would be able to run without runtime dependencies on other FSO
>>>> daemons, out of the box, this would be great.
>>> Absolutely. I’m completely supporting that and can’t wait to make it
>>> happen!
>>> That said, I’m pretty surprised that it doesn’t work for Neil. If I recall
>>> correctly (it has been quite some time), if fsousaged is not present,
>>> then the clients should be enabled / turned on by default.
>>> We need to sort this out!
>> AFAIK he was using the Debian packages, which might be outdated, have
>> extra patches and usually suffer from outdated/non-optimal configs (in
>> comparison to OE/SHR)...
>> I might be able to help getting a good version of FSO into Debian once
>> there is an improvement. I've already started this effort quite some
>> time ago (see my github) and I also have access to the
>> pkg-fso/git.debian.org repositories.
> We are currently in freeze phase @ Debian, so updating the packages
> at the moment is not an option (except to fix bugs and security
> issues). I had a look at the packages before the freeze phase,
> though and upstream changes from 0.12.0 onwards (0.12.0 is in
> testing) didn't look important.
> I had to apply some additional patches to get the code working with
> current vala and libgee, though.

Yes, I know and your work is very much appreciated!

My intention was just, that we might get changes/overall FSO
improvements, which arise from the new FSO activity, quickly into Debian
(after the Jessie freeze of course). Because I think it is a very
important platform, especially for the new Neo900 and Pyra devices,
which use the same modem that already has basic FSO support.


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