Maverick -> Natty upgrade, unity, gnome-panel and windowmanager's party…

Christopher James Halse Rogers raof at
Thu Nov 25 23:10:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-23 at 12:52 +0100, Didier Roche wrote:
> Hey fellow desktopers,
> 2.2.2 So, we can think the other way around: only run gnome-panel when
> needed and not setting it as a required_components by default in the
> default sessions but still on the gnome classic session (this can be
> done as well as sessions adds some additional gconf paths).
> -> if unity runs, nothing to do, no flipping
> -> if unity can't run, we need to launch gnome-panel. That's
> currently done as a compiz plugin (and the code is executed even if
> opengl compiz can't be run on that hardware). So, we can launch
> gnome-panel, BUT there is no way to set it dynamically as a required
> component without making heavy changes to gnome-session: basically, what
> gnome-session doesn't launch, it doesn't know what it is, so we need
> some kind of libbamf library to match the .desktop file or whatever so
> that I can add to my yesterday hack a way to set it as a
> required_component dynamically.

If you're already adding a dbus call to set required_component
dynamically, can't you get gnome-session to also start that component
when it's added as a required_component?

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