force it into 3.1? (Re: [RFC+PATCH] xp-like fast switching)

Thomas Zander zander at
Wed Oct 2 08:20:04 BST 2002

On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 03:17:04PM +0200, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 08:09:32PM +0200, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> > This is what is needed right now for KDE 3.1. I would consider it a
> > bug-fix.
> > Take a look at how it has worked for the last month or so:
> > 1. You go to lunch and therefore click on lock desktop.
> > 2. You come back and find a kdm login-screen, and you think to
> > yourself: WTF??
> > 3. You lock in again and for the rest of the day wonder why your
> > desktop is so damn slow all of a sudden.
> > 4. At the end of the day you log out and find your old locked session
> > and again you think to yourself: WFT??
> > Atleast this is what I did the first time I discovered this hidden
> > feature. We need to be able to see locked sessions in kdm, or this has
> > to be disabled (atleast by default) for KDE 3.1. I naivly thought that
> > was the plan all along.
> >
> ... and attached is the other side. :)

One person who believes he can't live without is not a very good reason to
add this feature.
XP introduced this feature as an answer to our session management. I still
believe our session management is 100 times better and much more logical
then the way XP does things. It is also a lot more foolproof (albeit a bit

We have the option to allow for multiple (named) sessions and providing a
good UI for that is hard enough; adding this feature creates 2 features
competing for attention; both do about the same, but are very different
in nature.
IMO KDE is not big enough for both of them.

Thomas Zander   zander at
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