SRU request for custom unity-greeter indicators

Michael Terry michael.terry at
Fri May 10 12:59:35 UTC 2013

On 05/10/2013 07:33 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:
>> It also adds a DBus interface with just one function (SetActiveEntry) to
>> set the currently selected user.  This is exposed only on the session
>> bus.  Since arbitrary processes cannot be started under the greeter,
>> there is currently no real consumers for the interface.  But that's
>> where a custom indicator can come into play.  Such an indicator could
>> call SetActiveEntry.
> I don't really see how this is related to the ability to define which
> indicators to load? AFAICS these are really two independent changes,
> and thus should be in two separate patches? This second one does
> change the default behaviour (the indicator now creating a new D-BUS
> connection and exporting an object), so this needs careful testing.

They are two separate changes, but to be useful, the DBus interface
depends on the ability to load indicators.  Indicators are the only way
to get code into the greeter session that can actually call the DBus


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