Auto-launching of applications

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Feb 23 12:04:04 GMT 2009

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:49:46PM +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> additionally it would be intresting to know why the reboot icon isnt
> shown anymore after you get critical updates, that seems like a security
> risk ... you do an update and get the info to please reboot, but want to
> go on with your daily work and click on "i will reboot later" then
> forget about it during the day and run with an insecure system because
> there was no reminder anymore ... 

At some point after upgrading to the new notification system, I'm
reasonably sure that I got a dialog inviting me to restart now vs.
later. It wasn't a notification icon, but that didn't mean it was

> if we drop such important functionallity, we shouldnt leave the option
> to skip the reboot or keep it the way it was,

I suppose this was a strawman, but hopefully I don't need to say that
forcing an immediate reboot after an upgrade would be completely
unacceptable for all kinds of reasons.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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