Xfce 4.8 schedule changes

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Tue Jan 26 22:40:08 CET 2010


On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:25:43 +0100
Ali Abdallah <aliov at xfce.org> wrote:

> On 01/26/2010 01:28 AM, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> > (Question to the other developers: Didn't xfce4-session use HAL for
> >   logging out and stuff? We might have to look into replacing those
> >   portions of code with something based on ConsoleKit, I guess?)
> >    
> I volunteer to take care of logout/reboot/shutdown/hibernate/suspend
> in xfce4-session, i already have good experience with these kind of
> things in xfpm (xfpm already uses consolekit in my devkit-power
> branch) so implementing something similar in xfce4-session should be
> easy. My thoughts are:
> 1) Hibernate/Suspend should be done via upower (or HAL if it is
> running) (no other high level options available)
> 2) Restart/Shutdown via Consolekit.
> For (1) "org.freedesktop.devicekit.power.suspend" and 
> "org.freedesktop.devicekit.power.hibernate" polkit authority should
> be verified, so there is dependency on polkit, but it can be kept
> optional, or probably check the authorization via D-Bus without
> depending on libpolkit directly (this is okay unless they decide to
> re-name the bus name), or just blindly try to hibernate/suspend.
> For (2), using Consolekit allow us to check for other active sessions 
> before reboot/shutdown and probably warn the user before, also there
> is other features that we can benefit from.

Sounds good to me. After all, you're the power management expert. ;)

I really appreciate the effort. Let's talk again on IRC and I can set
up commit access for you.

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