Provide a mostly upstream GNOME session

Registered by Martin Pitt on 2009-02-18

We provide an easy way for users and developers to get a "mostly GNOME upstream" (vanilla) session with only very few Ubuntu modifications (some brown crumbs). This will allow developers to test their software in a GNOME environment as well as in the Ubuntu Desktop, which has some different parts (notifications, messaging indicators, etc.).

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Sebastien Bacher
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Martin Pitt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for jaunty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Martin Pitt on 2009-02-18
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2009-02-25

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1. This feature should not be highly visible. It should be accessible from the options menu in gdm.
2. It is ok if a package needs to be installed in order to access this functionality.

2009-02-18 pitti: Proposed minimally-intrusive solution for Jaunty, after discussion with DX team. Please review.

2009-02-18 pitti:
 - Created https://launchpad.net/stracciatella-session, got that package implemented, packaged, uploaded
 - fixed notify-osd to be co-installable with notification-daemon

2009-02-18 seb128: the described changes seem reasonable, approving the spec

2009-02-18 pitti:
 - fixed notify-osd to respect $GDMSESSION
 - stracciatella-session is in the archive now (universe)

2009-02-19 pitti:
 - IM gets silenced under stracciatella session in indicator-applet indicator-applet_0.1.1-0ubuntu2. This covers the remaining point, setting to "Beta available".

2009-02-25 pitti: added release note and test plan, set to implemented.

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