[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#680443: Bug#680443: Prevents shutdown with useless error message

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri Jul 6 06:04:02 UTC 2012

On ven., 2012-07-06 at 01:30 +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 11:39:34PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > To be honest, I'm not sure you should report bug like that then. I don't
> > like that tone, to be honest. It didn't exactly make me feel like
> > working on your problems.
> Fair enough, please close the bug if you don't like it, someone else is
> likely to reopen it, hopefully with better wording.

Why close it? I'm not saying I don't like the bug, I don't like the way
it's reported, that's all. As you know, we are all volunteers, and
pissing off maintainers might not be the best way to fix bugs, that's
> As far as I'm concerned, I just migrated away from xfce4: such an
> experience on a critical subsystem like the power manager was enough to
> make me finally lose faith on the whole platform.

And I disagree, you're clearly over-reacting here. The only bug I see is
that xfpm doesn't show the application name and reason which /should/ be
present in the inhibit dbus message. It has no way to know why the
application requested not to sleep/hibernate, so it has to obey (and
that's why it should indeed show you the requested reason). Now if the
application is in position to prevent sleep, again, it has no way to
know, but at least it tried to warn you.

But anyway, I already explained that.

Oh, by the way, as always, you're free to help. Xfce upstream is
critically under-manpowered and I'm sure they would appreciate code
instead of words.

> When I said there should be a special severity for bugs like these, I
> meant it. I'm sorry I communicated it in an offensive way.

yeah, Severity: pedantic

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