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Description of problem:
Applications in gnome-session can be marked to be restarted. If those
applications have a problem and crash immediately, gnome-session will keep
restarting them repeatedly and there is no easy way to disable the behavior.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an app that crashes
2. Add it to the session with the restart flag
Actual Results: The session manager will restart it repeatedly
Expected Results: The session manager should notice that it is constantly
restarting an application and ask the user if he wants to disable that
application instead of trying to restart it. Perhaps this could be triggerred by
having the application start too many times in a fixed period of time.
I ran into this when I found the clock applet would crash the panel on my
gnome-session _used_ to do this. Someone must have busted it.
Filed also as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91280
Upstream bug report claims this does work. In any case, closing here.
May want to respond to Mark on the gnome.org bug, if it's still happening.