adding support for hibernation to xfce4-sessions's exit dialog

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Thu Jul 13 12:17:57 CEST 2006

Jani Monoses wrote:
>>If you add a toggle button to "Logout settings", then that's no
>>different than adding the buttons to the logout dialog: The user is
>>still the one to figure out.
>>Nobody said it'd be easy to do it right. But it's way better if the
>>developers spend a day or two figuring out, than having each user spend
>>atleast one day to figure out.
> User input is required anyway since the only way to tell if
> hibernation/suspend works is by trying it out. The status reported by
> the system is not 100% reliable.

Hm, but why do both Windows and OSX work out of the box here then? (yes,
not a very qualified statement)

> So the choice is between opt-out or opt-in, but the latter needs to be
> made easily discoverable.
> And hibernation can work on desktops too, not only laptops, and it makes
> sense for faster restart of the system.

Ah, ok.

IMHO, the whole power management stuff (including the battery plugin)
should be done in a sane and well-integrated way, w/o any unnecessary
action on the users side. I'm not sure, but maybe GNOME's power manager
is worth a look? Dunno how messed up it is, but maybe we can convince
them to clean it up, so we can use it in Xfce as well? That'd probably
reduce the additional overhead.

> Jani


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