Goals for next Xfce releases

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 12:47:21 CET 2007

>>From my POV it'd be best to include the basic pm stuff in xfce4-session.
> It isn't that much (IMHO) and that way the session manager can also take
> care of everything on power shortage. We can use some stuff from g-p-m
> here, and it would be good to agree on a common DBus interface.

For suspend/hibernate it makes sense to have it in the session (In 
xubuntu xfce-session is pacthed to do that albeit talks to HAL directly 
not g-p-m). But a lot of policy and corresponding GUI being in 
xfce-session would mean much of g-p-m copy pasted or rewritten.
g-p-m upstream is working on and I think it already has some proposed 
DBUS API in the latest releases and has this in the NEWS file
  - Add this new dbus interface so we can provide an alternate UI 
environment,   for instance for XFCE or OLPC.
So it is being though of at least, and it would make sense to 
collaborate. As I proposed the degnoming patches to upstream and they 
are being talked on the gnome-desktop list, I'll keep an eye towards 
more reuse with the goal of having g-p-m in the next xubuntu if possible.
Another thing is the g-p-m has no separare daemon yet like 
network-manager but it's a gnome app running in the backround and 
showing a tray icon. This is one reason AFAIK that KDE went and wrote 
their own power manager from scratch.


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