Bug 600852 - virt-manager doesn't support GNOME session management.
Summary: virt-manager doesn't support GNOME session management.
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: virt-manager
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact:
: 600853 600855 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-06 11:15 UTC by Jo-Erlend Schinstad
Modified: 2012-01-25 20:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-01-25 20:09:49 UTC

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Description Jo-Erlend Schinstad 2010-06-06 11:15:27 UTC
Description of problem:

virt-manager (0.8.2) is not affected by GNOME session management. When you log out of GNOME, virt-manager should save its state, size and position and start automatically at next login.

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2010-08-19 14:57:46 UTC
*** Bug 600853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2010-08-19 14:57:50 UTC
*** Bug 600855 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2012-01-25 20:09:49 UTC
After googling around a bit, sounds like session management WRT current gnome is really up in the air: there is no recommended or supported API for it whatsoever, and the option to enable is hidden in gnome-session-properties. The way most apps seem to do it now is either using the long deprecated gnome-client library, or embedding a library called libeggsmclient.

The latter isn't an option for us since it's a C library and we are python.

Eventually there might be a proper solution merged in gtk3 or glib, at which point I'll patch virt-manager. But until then it's like that session management is moving closer and closer towards oblivion, so truthfully not really worth tracking in a bug report. Closing as CANTFIX

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