xfce4-panel 4.7.x upload(ed) in natty

Kaspar Kööp meborc at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 08:24:26 UTC 2010

On 14 December 2010 20:59, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
> On lauantai 04 joulukuu 2010, Lionel Le Folgoc wrote:
> > I'm going to upload xfce4-panel 4.7.5 in natty (well, it will probably
> > be already uploaded when you read this mail ;).
> Btw. This reminded me of an Xubuntu panel configuration issue which was
> present at least in latest LTS release and I was wondering whether
> something
> has been done for it by now (AFAIK there's no bug on it[1])...
> [1] I use myself Debian, I've just installed Xubuntu for an older relative
> who encountered this issue and for whom I needed to help with it.
> This happened when running out of memory by opening too many huge photos in
> Gimp, and kernel OOM killed processes to recover.  As a result, besides
> Gimp, the top panel applications and places applets disappeared.
> I think desktop had "save session" option enabled as when my relative
> rebooted the machine he didn't get the applications or places applets back.
> I think the default applets in Xubuntu panel should be such that user needs
> to explicitly remove them, they shouldn't disappear just because they
> happened to die.
> (I'm pretty sure e.g. Gnome handles this fine.  At least its problem
> earlier
> was rather that it tries forever to restart dying desktop processes
> although
> there isn't enough memory for them.)
>        - Eero
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I would suggest a global "restore to Xubuntu defaults" option in the
settings manager. This should restore the panels,startup processes,
background etc... to  vanilla Xubuntu. Should be as easy as deleting the
configuration files so that the default ones are used instead.

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