Re: gnome-panel logout menu

On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 19:31 +0200, Wouter Bolsterlee wrote:
> 2008-05-12 klockan 18:55 skrev Karl Lattimer:
> > I'm just looking into building gnome-main-menu for fedora 9, I noticed
> > the lack of an actual exit function callable via the command line,
> > instead I can call gnome-session-save --kill to log out, but only log
> > out.
> > 
> > I looked through the gnome-panel source code to find out how the panel
> > calls the shutdown/hibernate etc... functions and find out that it is
> > built into the panel. It is also not available in the devel package as a
> > method callable by external applications.
> > 
> > It seems ludicrous to me that in order to build a replacement panel
> > menu, a completely new implementation of the logout screen must be
> > created. Is it not possible therefore to expose panel-logout in the
> > header files along side similar functions e.g. connect to server and
> > possibly other panel actions?
> Debian includes a gnome-panel-logout binary to provide the logout dialog as
> a standalone program.  It makes much sense to get this upstream.
> Look at the patches in the Debian package for gnome-panel [1] (notably the
> one in experimental; see the .diff.gz [2] available from [3].

Probably a standalone binary gnome-panel-logout is a workaround for
gnome-session 2.22. For the long term, gnome-session 2.23 have resolved
this issue. Shutdown and logout dialog are moved into gnome-session.
gnome-panel and other applications can require this via gnome-session
dbus interface. For new gnome-session, you can refer to below

D-Bus inteface "org.gnome.SessionManager" is already available on
gnome-session trunk, On gnome-panel side, we only need a patch to call
new interface instead of owning gnome-panel specific dialog. I just made
a patch, hopefuly the patch can be push upstream in accordance with new
gnome-session. More details, please see


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