Bug 465321

Summary: gnome-session-properties "remember currently running application" button does nothing.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy>
Component: gnome-sessionAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: bernd.bartmann, bmj001, dr, fnaumann, jansen, jmccann, lars_bo_svenningsen, mclasen, mcleish, miles, nuno.dias, posguy99, robatino, rstrode, staubach, warlord, zing
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Description Jeremy Fitzhardinge 2008-10-02 15:15:44 EDT
Description of problem:
The "Remember currently running application" button doesn't seem to work.  I would expect that it adds the currently running application*s* to the session to start up.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-session-properties
2. Go to "Options" tab
3. Press "Remember currently running application"
Actual results:

Expected results:
Adds running applications to list of startup programs.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-10-03 00:21:31 EDT
Upstream bug tracking this issue: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552387
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-12 10:32:07 EST
Not going to get this fixed before F10 and it should be fixed upstream before F11, so I'm going to close this bug UPSTREAM.b
Comment 3 Peter Staubach 2008-11-12 10:56:57 EST
I thought that closed as UPSTREAM meant that it was already fixed upstream?

How do we track this issue with this bz closed?
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-12 11:09:45 EST
Hi Peter,

Not necessarily.  Since development primarily happens upstream, we like to move the issues that we aren't tracking for a particular release upstream to make sure everyone is on the same page (it doesn't always go down that way because bug triage is time consuming, but that's the general rule).

If you want to follow along, CC yourself on the upstream report.
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-13 10:26:07 EST
*** Bug 471153 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Daniel Roesen 2008-12-01 07:26:23 EST
So Fedora won't try to resolve this problem for F10 at all?
Comment 7 Bernd Bartmann 2008-12-01 08:29:13 EST
Could the original reporter of this bug please re-open it?

Honestly, how can a bug that prevents a major functionality in the default desktop environment just be ignored with CLOSED UPSTREAM, especially as session management was working just fine in older Fedora releases.

So, this is a major regression and should be fixed ASAP.
Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2008-12-01 09:30:22 EST
If you want this to be fixed earlier, feel free to chime in with a patch.
Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-01 10:36:49 EST
It's not that this won't get fixed for F10.  It's that there's already traction upstream for this, and there's not reason to duplicate effort.  We can always backport the patch and do an update when it's ready.
Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-02 17:29:01 EST
*** Bug 474214 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Derek Atkins 2009-01-14 16:15:27 EST
So when will this be ready?   Honestly, guys, this is a MAJOR regression!
Comment 12 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-01-14 16:30:57 EST
it lost steam upstream and then picked the steam back up again 5 days ago.  So soonish.
Comment 13 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-01-14 16:31:35 EST
*** Bug 480068 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 Derek Atkins 2009-01-15 10:57:25 EST
Ray, any chance you could keep this bug open so we can track when it gets fixed in F10?  It would be very useful to know (for historical reasons if none other) when this future fix actually makes it into the release?
Comment 15 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-01-15 11:22:23 EST
Comment 16 Matthias Clasen 2009-03-03 12:50:24 EST
This is supposed to be fixed in 2.25.92.
Comment 17 Derek Atkins 2009-03-03 13:05:55 EST
Any chance this will get pushed back into Fedora 10?
Comment 18 Matthias Clasen 2009-03-03 13:27:32 EST
There are not plans to do so. 
If someone stepped forward and backported the patch to 2.24, we would certainly consider it.
Comment 19 Mike McLeish 2009-04-06 11:39:35 EDT
I would like to help get this fixed in F10. Can someone help me get started?
Comment 20 Zing 2009-06-13 20:10:35 EDT
Is this supposed to be fixed in f11?  I just tried a gnome-session-save and then logged out and logged back in but it didn't save any of of my gnome-terminals like it did in F9.

Comment 21 Daniel Roesen 2009-06-13 20:54:24 EDT
Well, at least the "remember currently running application" option in the "Startup applications" preferences works again in F11. Only checked with gnome-terminals though, not with other apps - just need it to open nearly a dozend terminals over several desktops :)

So, try to enable the option, log out, log in again (windows should restore to pre-logout positions), disable option.
Comment 22 Daniel Roesen 2009-06-13 20:55:46 EDT
BTW, if gnome-session-save doesn't work, this should be a separate bug report, as this here is about the specific "remember currently running application" option. I suggest opening a new bug, referencing this one here.