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Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 21 11:45:46 GMT 2009


Hello Roman,

thanks for the introduction. I am CC'ing the -desktop list, since the
discussion is a bit better suited there.

Roman Friesen [2009-01-18 12:32 +0100]:
> It's not a replacement for the current Intrepid fast-switch-user applet,
> the ideas from both should be merged.

Code-wise, is that a fork of f-u-s-a, or a rewrite?
 
> - quit actions are easy available, without overloading the view

That is also the case with the current fusa applet, right?

> - more intuitive action names and icons for inexperienced users

I don't think it should be considered a feature to use different
strings in different projects. This is certainly a point where both
should be merged.

Currently hard to compare for me, since my fusa is in German, while
your screenshots are in English, but they do not seem to be
dramatically different to me?

> - configurable quit applet menu design/behavior

That's certainly a nice thing to have.

> - protection against accidentally choosing wrong actions without "Are
> you sure?"-confirmations

Likewise, although our design guys might have an explicit reason for
not having an extra confirmation dialog by default?

> - alternative approach to protect other logged-in users if you perform
> shut down or restart

How does that work in your project? ATM consolekit requires you to
enter your password to "override" and shut down if other people are
still logged in.

> - graphical countdown by automatic quit

The current logout dialog in system -> Log out counts down in steps of
10 seconds. If you have a similar one, both dialogs should be made
consistent.

> - and finally you can power off the computer only with one mouse click!

Doesn't that contradict with your explicit confirmation dialogs?
Current fusa requires two mouse clicks, which doesn't seem to be
excessive for something you'd only do once a day?

This certainly has some interesting ideas, not to the least having
some icons to the shutdown/restart/etc. actions, plus configurability.

It would be great to merge some features into fusa itself, I don't
think it makes too much sense to have a completely separate
alternative applet, since we couldn't use it by default.

Thank you for working on this! 

Martin
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Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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