Archive for May, 2009

Session Management Clients

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Session Management Clients

Grepping across all the modules in the desktop suite can sometimes reveal interesting information. I have a few posts planned about various things I have found this way. This time I have taken a look at the use of session management clients. The two options currently available are GnomeClient (from libgnome) and EggSMClient (code copied into all the modules using it).

GnomeClient:

  • evolution
  • gnome-media
  • gnome-panel
  • gok
  • vino
  • yelp

EggSMClient:

  • brasero
  • epiphany
  • evince
  • file-roller
  • gedit
  • gnome-games
  • gnome-session
  • gnome-terminal
  • gnome-utils
  • nautilus
  • seahorse
  • totem

An effort was made to get EggSMClient into GTK but unfortunately it looks like it is stranded in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79285. Hopefully we will get at real solution in GTK but until then it seems like the majority is considering EggSMClient as the lesser evil.

Life

I am currently finishing my masters thesis and I have had to cut back on my GNOME hacking because of this. My last exam is scheduled to be on the 19th June and after that I should have some more free time on my hands again. I have a lot of GNOMEy plans and I can’t wait to get the time to hack on them again. More on this when I actually have the time to do it. I will also spend a lot of this free time job hunting which I rather much look forward to. Job interviews are probably going to be nervewrecking but I am still also very excited about it.

Today it is one week ago that I went to Gelschenkirchen with some friends to see AC/DC at Veltins Arena. The concert was awesome and also incredibly loud. They still rock very much and I absolutely loved it. If you have the chance to see them on their tour I recommend going.