[Lubuntu-qa] Back on 13.10 release - Lxsession Edit
israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 20:28:49 UTC 2013
On 11/21/2013 02:04 PM, Julien Lavergne wrote:
> 2013/11/21 JM <meets at gmx.fr <mailto:meets at gmx.fr>>
> On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:34:00 -0200
> Iberê Fernandes <ibere.fernandes at gmail.com
> <mailto:ibere.fernandes at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Mélodie,
> > Regarding lxsession edit, I agree with you: I'm still fighting to
> > understand it. (I'm a Lubuntu user since 11.10)
> > However, some other folks seems to have got how it works:
> > "Though Lubuntu is yet to get an LXDE control center like PCLinuxOS
> > LXDE or ROSA and the settings items are scattered through Menu ->
> > Preferences. Another interesting addition I saw is the Default
> > applications for LXSession entry in Preferences. Earlier adding any
> > program to autostart in LXDE would mean hitting the terminal.
> But, now
> > with this option, adding programs to autostart (from Running or
> > Launching applications and/or directly adding an entry to autostart)
> > has become a lot easier. Further, settings give options of changing
> > default DE, adding Gnome Dbus and/or setting up Lubuntu in laptop
> > mode. I like Lubuntu more than any of the previous versions that I
> > have used."
> > Well, that's the blogger opinion... not mine though.
> > Just wanted to share a different point of view.
> An opinion which is nice to read at but which unfortunately
> doesn't bring the first clue
> about what in that bench of buttons does what. :?
> Well, I'm completely agree with the actual design of
> lxsession-default-app, for now is more a debug tool, that a real user
> tool. One of my goal for this cycle is to make it better. I worked
> more on the backend than on the UI last cycle. Again (I probably said
> it a couple of times already), any UI input are welcomed.
> Julien Lavergne
Tooltips, and some sort of "help" would be extremely useful! There were
a few options that seemed unclear. Some of the options are vague. (this
is the most needed area).
Using icons to show what each option means would be very helpful as a
And to be candid, the UI is not extremely pretty. There is no way to
save or import a preconfigured set of apps/ actions.
It is also completely unclear where these settings are saved. They are
not in ~/.config/autostart (which is where I used to put xcompmgr, and
thunar-volman, for DVD playback)
Are you making the frontend in Qt (for future LXQt)? The Ubuntu SDK is
very easy to make front ends, and you can use a lot of premade buttons,
and other things to make it look nice. It might be worth considering
using the SDK to develop some of the configuration tools.
QProgram (if I remember... not much of a Qt person, yet) can even launch
external programs. This could make a full System Settings/Control Panel
type program. If you don't like this idea, please help me understand
the short comings, I am not extremely familiar with the Qt framework, or
if these SDK apps would work for the desktop or not.
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