System Dialogs

Status: Complete


A number of system-modal dialogs have been converted to 'shell optics' in 3.0: the 'Alt-F2' run dialog, the gnome-session logout/shutdown dialogs, PolicyKit dialogs. There are more dialogs that fall into the same category and will benefit from similar treatment: keyring dialogs, NetworkManager password dialogs, etc. Here are the existing designs for system dialogs: GnomeShell/Design/Whiteboards/AuthorizationDialog, GnomeShell/Design/Whiteboards/SystemStopRestart, GnomeShell/Design/Whiteboards/SessionLogout, GnomeShell/Design/Whiteboards/SystemDialogs.

Somewhat related are device hotplug notifications, see Design/Whiteboards/Hotplug

The work for gnome-keyring is tracked in 652459.

For NetworkManager, work is in 650244


For the gnome-keyring part, Steph Walter

For the device hotplug part, Cosimo Cecchi

For the NetworkManager part, Giovanni Campagna

Involved Parties

gnome-shell team, designers, NetworkManager

Current Status

Keyring: Work-in-progress patches for gnome-keyring exist.

  • Design bug 656956

  • DBus API spec'd out, and started in on implementation. 656954

  • Support for secret exchange between processes. 656955

  • Clutter patched to support secure prompting (non-blocker) 652653

Device Hotplug: is pretty complete (in patches), see Cosimos blog.

How to Help

Get in touch with the people mentioned above

ThreePointOne/Features/SystemDialogs (last edited 2011-10-03 16:30:25 by AlexandreFranke)