GNOME session saving dropped in natty

Jacky Alcine jackyalcine at
Mon Jan 24 10:33:53 UTC 2011

On 01/24/2011 12:58 AM, Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 03:09 -0500, Jacky Alcine wrote:
>> On 01/21/2011 01:14 PM, Bryce Harrington wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 07:36:55AM -0800, Rick Spencer wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 16:16 +0100, Martin Pitt 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.
>>>>> For proper session saving/restoring there is suspend and hibernate.
>>>> Well, there is suspend. Hibernate does not exactly work perfectly for
>>>> many peole.
>>> Nor does suspend...  ;-)
>> Is there a way of flashing the loaded applications in memory and all of
>> those handles to disk and just loading it back?
> You've pretty much just described “hibernate”.  When it works, that is
> ☺.
It tends to work for me, but what's the problem? I mean, it's a bit
slow, and I wish that there was some kind of progress shown but that's
about it.

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