No complete specification for how Ubuntu sessions are supposed to work

Bug #882296 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2011-10-26
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
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 <> is either obvious, or specified in <>.

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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