[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#674439: Bug#674439: remove OnlyShowIn=XFCE from xfce4-power-manager.desktop file

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Tue Jul 8 21:56:22 UTC 2014

user contact at itopie.ch
usertags 674439 + itopie.ch-installation
user it at codha.ch
usertags 674439 + codha.ch-installation

Hi there!

On Thu, 24 May 2012 20:45:23 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On jeu., 2012-05-24 at 14:59 +0200, Maximilian Gerhard wrote:
> > Package: xfce4-power-manager
> > Version: 1.0.11-2
> > Severity: wishlist upstream
> > 
> > Please remove "OnlyShowIn=XFCE;" from xfce4-power-manager.desktop file.
> > Or at least extend it to support other DEs too, e.g.
> > "OnlyShowIn=XFCE;LXDE;". If you want to use xfce4-power-manager with a
> > different DE than Xfce there is no menu entry nor will it autostart if
> > you placed the .desktop file in an xdg autostart folder.
> > 
> > Seen with LXDE as DE.
> > 
> > Even if I install a package/program from a different DE that has a GUI I
> > assume that I will find it somewhere in the menu.
> > 
> Some people disagree: 
> * http://bugs.debian.org/673363
> * http://bugs.debian.org/673360
> To be honest, I don't really care, I just think the current situation is
> suboptimal for everyone, and people just have to get used to it until
> someone comes with a solution which everyone like. 

Fully agree, but...

> You should still be able to override what's provided (wether manually
> by copying the desktop file to .local/share/applications and editing it,
> or through some graphical app like alacarte).

...I have to configure xfce4-power-manager to be shown in the LXDE
preferences *system-wide*, not for each of the ~20 users that *could*
log in a machine (LDAP users here!).  Which means that adding files at
login is a no-op, as well as menu editing after login.

Modifications to /etc/xdg/autostart/xfce4-power-manager.desktop will
be preserved on upgrades, but it is a bit strange to tell people to
configure an application to be started at login and then logoff/login
to have it started for the first time...

AFAIK, there is no good power manager for LXDE and most of the time
the advice I have found on the net is to use XFCE's one (as for other
LXDE components).  For this reason, IMHO the submitter's suggestion is
a different beast that #673360 or #673363.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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