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Re: GNUstep and session management

From: Chris Vetter
Subject: Re: GNUstep and session management
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:37:26 +0200 (MEST)

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:56:25 +0400, Roman wrote:
> Richard Frith-Macdonald <address@hidden> writes:
> >> I too. Adding a preference? (default off)
> > Perhaps ... but another option I thought of would be to get the alert
> > panel displayed when you quit from GWorkspace to provide a third
> > option.  At the moment it says 'Do you really want to quit?' with
> > Yes/No buttons.  It could say 'Yes'/'All Application'/'No' ... so that
> > you an choose at the point where you confirm that you are shutting down
> > GWorkspace.  I think that might be nicer than a hidden user default.
> If GWorkspace is used as a session-manager and is started as a last
> program from .xsession, quitting it would terminate all applications
> anyway, so alert panel with three options would be misleading ('All
> Applications' would terminate all apps gracefully,

Absolutely. Especially if you're somewhat new to the system.

> while 'Yes' would just kill all apps by killing X server).

Yes, however, a click on YES could still try to gracefully shut other
applications down, in case of running GWorkspace as sortof a session
manager, that is. You'd have to figure out a way whether GWorkspace actually
IS a session manager (or was just launched as one of many applications)
though. If it's just another application, GWorkspace would have to exit
quietly then.

Problem would be how to figure out that GWorkspace is indeed a session
manager... :-p


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