Main Inclusion Report for devicekit


  1. Availability:; available for all supported architectures

  2. Rationale:

    • GNOME 2.27 (and the Linux world in general) will move from the huge and hard to maintain hal to several smaller and more agile components: DeviceKit as a small basic D-Bus interface to udev, and DK-{disks,power,*} as particular services.

    • Build/binary dependency of devicekit-power, which is in turn needed for current gnome-power-manager.
  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: None

    • Secunia history: None

    • D-Bus activated service running as root, similar to hal.
    • No network activity.
    • Shallow source code review performed: no manual memory allocation, no sprintf or other insecure constructs, properly uses d-bus, udev, and glib higher level APIs
  4. Quality assurance:

    • Background daemon, not user visible. Works out of the box.
    • No debconf.
    • Not in Debian yet.
    • upstream is vigorous

    • Upstream bug tracker: No bugs

    • Does not deal with particular hardware.
    • No test suite.
  5. UI standards: N/A, no UI, just D-Bus interface

  6. Standards compliance:

    • FHS, Debian Policy compliant

    • Simple standard cdbs/debhelper packaging, no patches
  7. Dependencies: all in main

  8. Maintenance:

    • How much maintenance is this package likely to need ? Little to none, DeviceKit itself has no logic, it's ust an interface shim (and will probably go away in the future completely, in favor of DK-* talking to udev directly)

    • MartinPitt will look after the package in Ubuntu, maintenance will be shared with Debian's pkg-utopia team.

  9. Background information:

    • The general purpose and context of the package is be clear from the package's debian/control file.
    • What do upstream call this software? DeviceKit


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MainInclusionReport/DeviceKit (last edited 2009-04-29 11:59:43 by pD9EB3337)