Bug 439959 - RFE: xdg autostart instead of gnome autostart?
RFE: xdg autostart instead of gnome autostart?
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-31 23:26 EDT by Kevin Fenzi
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-30 05:20:16 EDT
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Description Kevin Fenzi 2008-03-31 23:26:43 EDT
Currently, gnome-power-manager is started via it's 
/usr/share/gnome/autostart/gnome-power-manager.desktop
file. 

Would it be possible to move that or add a /etc/xdg/autostart/ desktop file?

This would allow it to be started and used by Xfce users in addition to gnome
users. 

Thoughts?
Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 16:29:53 EDT
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2008-04-30 05:20:16 EDT
Please open an upstream GNOME bug, this is not the place to do feature
enhancements to upstream. Thanks!
Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2008-04-30 10:50:59 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> Would it be possible to move that or add a /etc/xdg/autostart/ desktop file?
> 
> This would allow it to be started and used by Xfce users in addition to gnome
> users. 

And then it would autostart in KDE if people have both KDE and GNOME installed.
So this is not a good idea neither upstream nor in the Fedora g-p-m package.
It's better for Fedora's XFCE packages just to ship it's own autostart file and
require the g-p-m package.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-04-30 11:06:10 EDT
srsly?  Shouldn't one be able to simply install this, and have it "just work",
regardless of DE?

Regardless, upstream *is* the place for this to happen (or not).
Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2008-04-30 11:30:00 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> srsly?  Shouldn't one be able to simply install this, and have it "just work",
> regardless of DE?

No, KDE ships with it's own power management utilities and by the same token I
don't want these to start when logging into GNOME just because I happen to have
KDE installed. 

It's for the same reasons we have OnlyShowIn= etc. in the desktop entry spec.
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2008-04-30 11:41:03 EDT
imo OnlyShowIn= should be reserved for tools that are truly DE-specific, but
that's just me.
Comment 7 David Zeuthen 2008-04-30 12:20:08 EDT
(In reply to comment #6)
> imo OnlyShowIn= should be reserved for tools that are truly DE-specific, but
> that's just me.

I think gnome-power-manager is truly DE-specific. Not just the name, also the
deps and integration with gnome-screensaver.
Comment 8 Kevin Fenzi 2008-04-30 12:57:08 EDT
Well, I have been happily using gnome-power-manager on my Xfce desktop for many
years and it's been working great for me. ;) 

In any case, you are correct. I will take this upstream... thanks. 

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