Decoupling gnome-keyring initialization from GNOME compatibility mode

Brian J. Tarricone brian at
Thu Sep 29 01:05:00 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 04:47, Guido Berhoerster <gber at> wrote:

> Hmm, are you aware that GNOME compatibility mode in xfce4-session
> currently unconditionally starts all desktop files which have
> OnlyShowIn=GNOME;? It thus starts services which may be unwanted
> and even clash with Xfce such as gnome-settings-daemon or
> gnome-power-manager and there is no UI allowing users to
> selectively disable some of them. This is the main problem I'd
> like to deal with ASAP, that is I'm willing to implement a fix
> though I'm not sure yet what it should look like.

I'm well aware of the current state of things.  I haven't touched Xfce
in 2 years, and my general commitment level (and amount of spare
time!) right now is pretty low.  Until I (or someone) has time to
implement a proper solution, or unless someone else wants to step up
to work on an interim solution, you're on your own.

GNOME compat mode hasn't really changed much for at least 3 or 4
years, back when "GNOME compatibility" meant something very different
than it does now.  It really needs a complete overhaul, and I'm not
prepared to do that right now, or possibly at all.  I haven't run
GNOME in about 6-7 years, so I don't even know *what* GNOME compat
should even look like.  Someone else will have to take on that task.


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