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Re: Software and Updates Restart notification Stretch

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 09:31:47AM -0500, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> > No need to restart for an upgrade. But sometimes, the upgrade will only
> > take effect after a restart: it's obvious in the case of the kernel,
> > but also for some core libraries.
> > 
> Why has this become a "default" behavior, at least with Gnome, in Debian Stretch then ? A notification appears asking the user to upgrade and restart the whole system. If it is not necessary, why has this feature been implemented as part of the DE?

Because the feature comes from GNOME, who have always been
interested in supporting the least knowledgeable user whenever

For those users, it is hard to explain how an update might or
might not take effect without a reboot.