x11-wm/windowmaker: saving session not possible any more

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Feb 23 02:31:13 UTC 2012


I'm cc'ing the wmaker-dev list, please follow up there rather than
freebsd-ports till we get this resolved.

On 02/22/2012 10:47, Rainer Hurling wrote:
> it seems I found a workaround for getting the session restored after
> restarting windowmaker.

I took a look at this and got some very odd results.

First, using stock windowmaker, I started, did a 'clear session', made
sure everything was closed, then exited with the save session box
checked. Then I started a few apps, exited with save session checked,
and when I restarted it brought the session back.

Then I used the attached patch to see the values of those variables you
mentioned ... both were "(null)" as expected, and restoring the session
continued to work.

At this point I got creative and started playing with various
combinations of 'clear session' and saving or not saving my session, and
managed to get windomaker into a state where it would fail when started
and bring up the dialog that gave the option to restart, start another
wm, or dump a core file. Still not sure what was happening there, and
the core wasn't particularly useful. Now that I think about it, I
suspect that if I had tried 'wmaker -norestore' it would have worked ...

What I suggest you do is add the attached to windowmaker/files (rename
to patch-debug) and build it without your change. Then run startx and
check the terminal. Try doing what I did above (clear session, exit
w/save, startx, run some stuff, exit w/save, startx) and see if it
works. If it doesn't, check the values of those 2 knobs in the printout
on the terminal and let us know what's going on.




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-------------- next part --------------
--- src/startup.c.orig	2012-02-22 16:25:30.000000000 -0800
+++ src/startup.c	2012-02-22 16:16:47.000000000 -0800
@@ -760,6 +760,8 @@
 		/* restore saved menus */
+wmessage("restarting: %s, norestore: %s\n", wPreferences.flags.restarting, wPreferences.flags.norestore);
 		/* If we're not restarting, restore session */
 		if (wPreferences.flags.restarting == 0 && !wPreferences.flags.norestore)

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