Things that should be done early on in the Xubuntu release cycle

David Collins david.8.collins at
Thu Dec 25 00:52:25 UTC 2008

I re-read the article, but I still can't see a real problem - to quote -
'did not noticed this checkbox and forget to uncheck'.  (Referring to the
'Save Session for Future Logins' checkbox that clearly appears every time
you log out.)

It is not just this small issue that is my concern.  It is more a concern
about strategy when marketing Xubuntu.  I have been using Xubuntu for about
18 months, have been subscribed to the Xubuntu-users mailing list for that
time, and am still finding out about great features in XFCE and Xubuntu.  I
think the Xubuntu community need a strategy where it advertises the great
features - and one way this is done is by setting defaults so that the nice
features are enabled - and, of course, also make it easy to disable these if
they are not wanted.

Anyway, that's my two cents worth. :)

And Merry Christmas!

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 5:09 AM, Vincent <mailinglists at> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:06 PM, David Collins <david.8.collins at>wrote:
>>  If most people think it is a good idea to uncheck "Save session for
>> future logins" as a default, then go ahead.
>> I might be unusual, but when I started using Xubuntu (coming from Windows)
>> this was a feature that impressed me.  Windows XP remembers if you have
>> explorer running when you exit (and I think that is just an accident of
>> programming), and that's about it.  If this feature hadn't been on by
>> default in Xubuntu, then it might have taken me a year to discover it - well
>> a couple of months. :)
>> In the end, with requests like this, I guess you have to make some sort of
>> intelligent guess about what you think the majority of new users would like.
>> Well, I suppose many would like it, but it's also a source of many
> problems which alone might be reason enough not to do it.
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