Logout dialog (Re: Installation report: Ubuntu desktop 20080723 amd64)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Sat Jul 26 11:06:29 BST 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 06:23:28PM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> On mer, 2008-07-23 at 14:27 +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >  * I noticed that the panel shows the old logout icon, and the old logout
> >    dialog when it is clicked.  I'm not sure where this lives or whether it's
> >    already known.
> Hi,
> gnome-session has been rewritten in 2.23 and they dropped the old
> session dialog so the ubuntu changes we had don't apply and need to be
> rewritten. upstream also wants to merge the opensuse logout dialog which
> might be a good alternative, I plan to wait on the upstream change and
> then to start a discussion on whether we want to use this one or if we
> need to rewrite something similar to what we had before

The logout dialog in 8.04 supports:

 * Log out
 * Switch user
 * Lock screen
 * Restart system
 * Shut down system
 * Hibernate system
 * Suspend system

The new one:

 * Log out
 * Switch user

What does the opensuse one support?  If it's similar to the functionality of
the 8.04 one, we should look at that, but if not, we should get started on
replacing the functionality which has been lost.  I at least find myself
missing it.

 - mdz

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