Fwd: User bus conclusion

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed Nov 10 18:07:46 GMT 2010

Em Quarta-feira, 10 de Novembro de 2010, às 18:01:18, Andras Mantia escreveu:
> On Wednesday 10 November 2010, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > On Wednesday, 10 de November de 2010 06:24:46 Andras Mantia wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 10 November 2010, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > > > So I have to ask again: do we allow or support multiple logins of
> > > > the same  user, on the same machine (same $HOME)?
> > > 
> > > Uh, I hope they won't do it. I use *a lot* multiple logins on the
> > > same computer, when working remotely, eg. via NX.
> > > This will be a bad limitation like Windows XP had, that when you
> > > logged in remotely, the local login was logged out. :(
> > 
> > I understand that this is currently possible.
> > 
> > My question is whether we *want* this and we actively support it. Or
> > is it just a side effect that appears to work?
> Well, *I* want it. :)
> Probably not all the apps are working correctly, but I'd rather fix the
> apps if there is demand for them.
> As somebody wrote, a user bus as an extra would be probably a nice
> addition, but replacing the session bus is something I don't like too
> much.

Lennart's argument is that this is currently broken (it's apparently more 
broken in GNOME than in KDE) and fixing it would take a lot of effort. It's 
better to concentrate on the use-case we do want to support, which is that of 
a great desktop.

The number of users who log in multiple times simultaneously is very small.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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