GSoC 2018 Project: Improve startupitem code

Joshua Root jmr at
Thu Feb 15 19:29:21 UTC 2018

On 2018-2-16 06:08 , Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
> Is daemundo still needed?

In many cases yes. You *cannot* call daemon() or do the equivalent under
launchd, and that's very common behaviour in the wider unix world.

Allowing daemondo to not be used when it's not needed is something else
I've been thinking about.

> If so, could it be made into a port and have a port dependency created by base when a port has a startupitem?
> I’m asking because I recall that some hackery is required to make application bundles (Mythtv) with port when the ports have startupitems.

Maybe. Haven't really thought through how that transition would need to
be managed.

- Josh

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