Drop splash screens in 4.14?

Guido Berhoerster gber at opensuse.org
Mon Mar 9 09:52:49 CET 2015

* Simon Steinbeiß <simon at xfce.org> [2015-03-09 09:41]:
> On Sun, 8 Mar 2015 21:38:46 +0100
> Nick Schermer <nick at xfce.org> wrote:
> > Assuming we want to keep the logout dialog [full screen snap/opacity
> > window with transient dialog without decorations], we can use the same
> > code for a simple splash for those who want this.
> That is true. However there have been complaints/issues about this fullscreen overlay/grab in the past (we didn't tackle those for 4.12):
> https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10581
> So maybe we should rethink the logout dialog for 4.14, not sure.

I don't think it is so much of a logout dialog problem but rather
the lack of a polkit authentication agent integrated with
xfce4-session. There are other problems, e.g. if suspend/resume
requires authentication the screen is locked before the polkit
agent comes up.
Making the logout dialog non-modal would have been a quick
workaround for 4.12 for the above case but it doesn't actually
address the underlying issue and there might not be any need to
redesign it once that is addressed.
Guido Berhoerster

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