Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465321
gnome-session-properties "remember currently running application" button does nothing.
Last modified: 2009-06-13 20:55:46 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-session-properties
2. Go to "Options" tab
3. Press "Remember currently running application"
Adds running applications to list of startup programs.
Upstream bug tracking this issue: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552387
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
I thought that closed as UPSTREAM meant that it was already fixed upstream?
How do we track this issue with this bz closed?
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.
*** Bug 471153 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
So Fedora won't try to resolve this problem for F10 at all?
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.
If you want this to be fixed earlier, feel free to chime in with a patch.
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.
*** Bug 474214 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
So when will this be ready? Honestly, guys, this is a MAJOR regression!
it lost steam upstream and then picked the steam back up again 5 days ago. So soonish.
*** Bug 480068 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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?
This is supposed to be fixed in 2.25.92.
Any chance this will get pushed back into Fedora 10?
There are not plans to do so.
If someone stepped forward and backported the patch to 2.24, we would certainly consider it.
I would like to help get this fixed in F10. Can someone help me get started?
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.
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.
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.