gnome-session uses Ubuntu specific branding in session name unnecessarily

Bug #769961 reported by Twisted Lincoln, Inc. on 2011-04-24
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gnome-session (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-session

Since Maverick, gnome-session has changed the names of the default GNOME sessions to refer specifically to Ubuntu. This requires downstream distros based on Ubuntu to fork the gnome-session package simply to remove the Ubuntu branding.

I suggest going back to the old method of making the session names distro-neutral. Barring that, a "postinst" script in the debian package could autogenerate the entries after the package is installed based on the current distro name listed in /etc/lsb-release.

The entries in question are located in /usr/share/xsessions, and are simply standard .desktop files. Changing their names updates the entry in the GDM greeter and the Login admin app, and appears to have no ill-effects regarding the functionality of the actual sessions.

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