Share xfce4-session and xfce4-power-manager code

Ali Abdallah aliov at
Sun Feb 20 15:41:26 CET 2011

On 02/20/2011 03:14 PM, Nick Schermer wrote:
> 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.
Yes yes, it is not going to be a new application, just a dbus session 
service included in xfpm's package.
> Nick

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