[Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#872748: Bug#872748: Does not register as a session or window manager (alternatives system)
jonas at jones.dk
Sun Aug 20 19:20:06 UTC 2017
Quoting martin f krafft (2017-08-20 20:38:35)
> The package is said to be a session and window manager, but it does
> not register itself with the alternatives system as such. Could this
> be changed, or is there a reason this isn't the case?
Thanks for your interest in Sugar!
The reason for not registering with the alternatives system is that the
interfaces are unusual: Sugar-session tracks the session but differently
from how other environments do it so you cannot replace other session
managers with that of Sugar. Similarly it acts as a window manager for
Sugar activities but cannot serve as a "general purpose" window manager.
Reason the package provides the virtual x-session-manager package is
that it does satisfy the needs of recommendations by login managers and
If you have suggestions for handling the situation better, or am aware
of problems with the current approach, please share them. Otherwise
would you mind me closing this as a non-bug?
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