Share xfce4-session and xfce4-power-manager code

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Sun Feb 20 15:14:22 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM, Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:55:25 +0100
> Ali Abdallah <aliov at> wrote:
>> Ok cool, i'll release the version that i'm currently preparing, after
>> that i'll be working to have a separate dbus session service (part of
>> xfpm) that can be used by xfpm and xfce4-session.
> I agree with Nick that this probably is the best option we have.
> One note though: I might have missed something in the discussion but
> the separate service you are talking about doesn't have to be a
> separate app, does it? You could simply make xfce4-power-manager a
> simple power management service that runs in the background and
> provides suspend/hibernate/shutdown/reboot/(logout?) methods (with
> error reporting) to other applications like the session manager over
> D-Bus.

That was also my idea, but I don't know Ali's opinion on this.
Xfce4-power-manager can be used; In that case only the new methods
need to be implemented and a .service file needs be be installed for
org.xfce.Power.Manager (shouldn't this be org.xfce.PowerManager?) so
dbus can auto-launch it.


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