Systemd Notifications Support Being Worked On For Wayland's Weston
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 24 September 2015 at 10:07 AM EDT. 11 Comments
With Wayland 1.10 now open for development it's time to start looking out for interesting new patches providing new functionality for Wayland and Weston. One of the new patches so far is for making use of systemd notifications in the Wayland compositor.

Egor Starkov of General Electric has mailed out a patch for implementing systemd notifications support in Weston. This adds the systemd status and watchdog notification support. It's also interesting as I haven't seen much (any?) contributions by GE to Wayland/Weston up to now.

Anyhow, the feature is not enabled by default but requires a compile time switch (enable-systemd-notify). The current work can be found here. Upstream Wayland developers have already started looking at the patch but some concerns have been raised over this optional systemd feature appearing in Weston's main() function.

We'll see in the days/weeks ahead where this feature ends up.
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