[Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#872748: Bug#872748: Does not register as a session or window manager (alternatives system)

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Sun Aug 20 19:20:06 UTC 2017

Hi Martin,

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?

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

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