Bug 30724 - remove log viewer status icon
Summary: remove log viewer status icon
Alias: None
Product: plymouth
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2010-10-09 02:17 UTC by william.jon.mccann
Modified: 2010-10-11 07:40 UTC (History)
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Description william.jon.mccann 2010-10-09 02:17:17 UTC
We should remove the log viewer status icon for a few reasons.

 * Boot errors are not user serviceable
 * Presence of boot messages doesn't really mean there was a boot error
 * We should have a more robust logging framework but this doesn't get us toward that
 * We don't want to have to support status icons in GNOME 3 
 * etc
Comment 1 Ray Strode 2010-10-11 07:40:21 UTC
Should be set:


viewer: don't build viewer by default

The viewer is useful for seeing boot messages after boot up. It does this by showing a notification icon in the event there is a problem during boot. Notification icons aren't as en vogue as they once were, however. Ideally, we would have a more structured and semantically aware way to deal with specific boot problems. This commit turns the icon off by default. It can still be built with a --with-log-viewer 

Bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30724
Reported By: William Jon McCann <william.jon.mccann@gmail.com>

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