[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Bug#586810: Bug#586810: Bug#586810: indicator-applet-session: unusable due to removal of gdm/gdm3

Andrew SB a.starr.b at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 22:07:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Ted Gould <ted at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 12:54 -0400, Andrew SB wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Teodor MICU <mteodor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Raising the severity due to the fact that the package cannot be
>> > installed in the current configuration. Probably this was fixed
>> > somehow by Ubuntu since there it is installed by default with 'gdm3'.
>> This seems a bit unfortunate. I'm not sure why they would apply a
>> patch to GDM which will probably not be accepted upstream when they
>> control the upstream of indicator-applet-session. It seems like they
>> could have better fixed this there.
> The reason was for migration.  We wanted users who had already
> configured their panels to have one to get a seamless migration.
> Migrating gnome-panel configurations is very difficult, and not
> recommended if you don't have to.
> I'd recommend that Debian move the indicator-applet-session .server file
> to match the rest of them in indicator-applet and not override the
> FastUserSwitchApplet namespace as Debian does not have this migration
> issue.

Thanks for the clarification Ted.

I've committed the attached patch to pkg-ayatana bzr. Could someone
please sponsor the upload?


- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
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