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Feature #111

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Replace GDM session menu with a Gtk application

Added by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
User interface
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(Total: 40:00 h)

Description

Right now the session menu is built upon GDM. Fake users are created to be able to set a different session for each entry, entries being users. This trick works well but it leads to several drawbacks:

  • it is difficult to access data from one session to another since this is different users (see https://gna.org/bugs/index.php?16967)
  • closing an application session restarts GDM, which is not very nice
  • user's password are disabled on the whole system (= bad security settingsā€¦) this is not true anymore in the development version since we now use per-user security settings
  • GDM may not be as tunable as we want, for example if we want to add animations or arrange activities icons non top to bottom
  • the GDM exit procedure is different compared to the advanced session one

For these reasons it would be preferable to write a session menu application which would have similar features as the current one but would solve all the listed drawbacks.

NB: the only advantage of fake users is to give them different rights, for example to go or not on the Internet.


Subtasks 2 (2 open0 closed)

Task #134: Search for an existing replacement of the activity menuNew

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Task #463: Consider NoDM for autologinNew

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Related issues 1 (1 open0 closed)

Related to Accessibility - Feature #120: Sound on icons to tell what it isNew

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Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago

  • Estimated time deleted (21:00 h)

We first need to search for existing software that would do what we need. A sub-ticket is opened for that purpose.

Actions #2

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2011-08 to 2011-11
Actions #3

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2011-11 to 2012-02
Actions #4

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2012-02 to 2012-08
Actions #5

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2012-08 to 2013-02
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