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Re: shutdown from gnome logout dialog

Quote Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr>:
 | Well, i was thinking that gdm would pass it to gnome-session (or
 | whatever) as an argument to the login script or something such, sure it
 | is not really secure, as i guess it is easy to access it, but it is not
 | too easy, and rules out any kind of mistakes or multi-session problems
 | that may arise. If you really want to do real security, you could
 | imagine an encrypted password chalenge or some other such schemes, but i
 | believe it is not worth it in this case.

Quote Sebastian Kapfer <sebastian_kapfer@web.de>:
 | gdm could just pass on a file handle (a pipe) to the X session script
 | which passes that on to gnome-session. gnome-session could then use the
 | inherited pipe to communicate with gdm.
 | Not really a clean design, but it doesn't use any files :-)

Well, whatever the cleanest solution is, it clearly requires significant
changes in both gdm an gnome-session (ie, can't be simple session scripts
hack). So this can't be Gnome 2.4 stuff.

For me, the discussion is more about do we wan't some implementation of
this feature in next Debian release or not.

I find it user friendly enough to want it on my machine, and I would think
that given a proper Debconf question/warning, and an implementation using /tmp
instead of $HOME, this would be acceptable in Debian. 

Of course, this is only my limited point of view...



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