[Debian-olpc-devel] Should the sugar package provide the x-session-manager alternative?
dr at jones.dk
Wed Apr 1 08:49:15 UTC 2009
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On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 08:24:08AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>One thing that occur to me when testing the Sugar environment in
>Lenny, is that it need a better integration into the login and startup
Thanks for bringing this up.
>One way to do it, would be to let the sugar package provide
>the x-session-manager alternative. I've tested this by adding a
>symlink from /usr/bin/x-session-manager to sugar, and with this change
>I can log in using kdm and get suger started automatically. I can
>also run startx and get sugar started automatically.
>Is there any reason not to let the sugar package provide an
>An alternative would be to provide the x-window-manager alternative
>instead. I guess it is a matter of taste which one of these fit sugar
Sugar is usable as both. And should somehow provide both, I believe.
The reason I have not done it already is (not taking the time to look
properly at it, and) that I want the most flexibility in the packages.
Sugar can run inside Xephyr, but in some environments (e.g. on an XO)
that is unwanted. Similarly running as a local desktop might
inconvenience others (e.g. a diskless server that should not also run an
Currently Xephyr is recommended and I believe the
/usr/share/xsession/sugar.desktop file is the freedesktop.org-compliant
way of registering as a desktop manager.
I imagine src:sugar providing two additional binary packages, sugar-x11
and sugar-virtual (and perhaps a third, sugar-remote, for tight
integration with LTSP?). The -x11 package could then include the XDG
desktop-manager file, and register in other ways as both Window Manager
and Desktop manager, while the -virtual package could perhaps be
enhanced to provide an XO template for Xoo. The core sugar package
would then recommend not xephyr directly but these "implementation
packages" - favoring the -x11 one over -virtual.
How does that sound?
Do you see a problem in (the -x1 package) registering as *both* Window
Manager and (in Debian non-XDG way) as Desktop Manager?
>PS: I am not on the list, please CC me.
Could you be persuaded to subscribe? :-)
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