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Re: Bug#1008208: glib2.0,hurd: GLib fam/gamin support will be removed in

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Bug#1008208: glib2.0,hurd: GLib fam/gamin support will be removed in approximately 6 months
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 16:16:24 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170609 (1.8.3)

As a reminder.

The simplest will probably to transpose gamin's hurd support
(gamin/server/gam_hurd_mach_notify.c) as a GLocalFileMonitor backend,
using gio/kqueue/gkqueuefilemonitor.c as a skeleton example.


Simon McVittie, le jeu. 24 mars 2022 10:55:48 +0000, a ecrit:
> Source: glib2.0,hurd
> Severity: normal
> Tags: sid bookworm
> X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
> As a result of gamin being unmaintained upstream (see #1008205), a branch
> was recently merged for GLib 2.73.x that will remove GLib's fam-based
> GFileMonitor backend. This means that in the next GNOME release cycle,
> which should reach Debian in approximately 6 months, there will be no
> GLocalFileMonitor backend suitable for use on Hurd, unless Hurd developers
> take action before then.
> One option would be for Hurd developers to add a GLocalFileMonitor
> backend to GLib upstream, alongside the GInotifyFileMonitor (for Linux)
> and the GKqueueFileMonitor (for FreeBSD and kFreeBSD).
> Another option would be for Hurd developers to create and maintain
> an out-of-tree GLocalFileMonitor backend (a GIO module that implements
> G_LOCAL_FILE_MONITOR_EXTENSION_POINT_NAME, analogous to the GIO modules in
> src:gvfs and src:glib-networking that implement various other extension
> points), which could do whatever Hurd-specific things are desired.
> I do not intend to work on this myself, and I do not intend to merge
> significant features into src:glib2.0 as Debian-specific patches.
>     smcv

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