[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#646981: Bug#646981: xfce4-panel -- still looses all items on logoff.

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Thu Sep 13 07:01:11 UTC 2012

Hi Yves-Alexis,

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:44:35 Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > But this is regression from 4.8.5, if I'm remember correctly.
> > (At least I've been using panel for quite a while before this problem
> > manifested itself).
> That look spurious to me, but I'll have a quick look.

Thank you. 

> But you could just
> downgrade the package and see if it's the case.

I could, but to downgrade I would have to resurrect snapshot an re-build it, 
together with all widgets/items that I need... (Or downgrade everything to 

Nevertheless we have a legitimate bug.

I know it's the case because just as the person who reported this issue I 
experienced it the very same way immediately after upgrade.

Later this forced me to use version from experimental.

> > Would it be possible to review changes introduced in 4.8.6 and see if
> > something could be reverse-back-ported? Just a thought...
> My guess is that if the behavior changed, it might have been for good
> reasons, and so it might be difficult to revert it.

True, I understand the challenge.
However we know that version before 4.8.6 used to work and that all later 
versions are working. 
Whenever the intention for responsible change was good, the result is a bit 


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