GNOME session saving dropped in natty

frederik.nnaji at frederik.nnaji at
Sat Jan 22 09:54:53 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 16:16, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at> wrote:

> Vishnoo [2011-01-21 20:41 +0530]:
> > Is there a bug filed for this, which we could follow?
> I don't think we should bother. Session saving can't ever be perfect.
> You won't ever get back things like your unsaved current documents,
> undo buffers, network connections (chat), etc, and those are much more
> interesting than the position of your windows (not that GNOME would or
> could ever get that right even). I think this has always been a
> half-baked misfeature.

What's wrong with wanting the window positions memorized?

> For proper session saving/restoring there is suspend and hibernate.

 yes, one would want to think so, but then again this is strongly hardware
dependent, and therefore unreliable.
As others state here already, "Hibernate" is about the most unreliable
feature to avail in Ubuntu, closely followed by "Suspend."

I'd opt for the window position thingy.
And i'd use an engine such as "used with" from Zeitgeist to make it happen.
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