No complete specification for how Ubuntu sessions are supposed to work

Bug #882296 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2011-10-26
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Medium
Matthew Paul Thomas

Bug Description

Ubuntu has no complete specification for the appearance and behavior of startup, login, locking, unlocking, suspending, hibernating, resuming, restarting, and shutting down.

Without a specification, any request for a design change is unlikely to take into account consistency with, or constraints imposed by, the rest of the session system.

For example:
- How should you be discouraged from, or warned about, losing data when logging out of a guest session?
- What should "Restart" or "Shut Down" do if other user accounts are logged in? (bug 855556)
- What should happen if you try to choose "Restart" while the "Log Out" dialog is open?
- How should the lock screen command and option be presented for a user account that logs in automatically?

This bug will be fixed when the desired behavior for all UI-related bug reports in <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-session> is either obvious, or specified in <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SessionHandling>.

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → precise-alpha-1
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-12-01
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
milestone: precise-alpha-1 → precise-alpha-2
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-02-02
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
milestone: precise-alpha-2 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-1
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-02
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-2
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

No progress on this other than milestone bumping, retargetting to Q

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-2 → none
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: High → Medium
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
no longer affects: gnome-session (Ubuntu Quantal)
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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