X2Go Bug report logs - #812
x2gogetapps should ignore NoDisplay=true desktop application entries

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Package: x2goserver; Maintainer for x2goserver is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goserver is src:x2goserver.

Reported by: Jason Alavaliant <alavaliant@ra09.com>

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:35:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch, pending

Found in version

Fixed in versions,

Done: X2Go Release Manager <git-admin@x2go.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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#812: x2gogetapps should ignore NoDisplay=true desktop application entries

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From: X2Go Release Manager <git-admin@x2go.org>
To: 812-submitter@bugs.x2go.org
Cc: control@bugs.x2go.org, 812@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: X2Go issue (in src:x2goserver) has been marked as closed
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:42:58 +0100 (CET)
close #812


we are very hopeful that X2Go issue #812 reported by you
has been resolved in the new release ( of the
X2Go source project »src:x2goserver«.

You can view the complete changelog entry of src:x2goserver (
below, and you can use the following link to view all the code changes
between this and the last release of src:x2goserver.


If you feel that the issue has not been resolved satisfyingly, feel
free to reopen this bug report or submit a follow-up report with
further observations described based on the new released version
of src:x2goserver.

Thanks a lot for contributing to X2Go!!!

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X2Go Component: src:x2goserver
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:39:36 +0100
Fixes: 799 812 888 889 903 922 923 985 1065 1068 1073
 x2goserver ( RELEASED; urgency=low
   [ Mike DePaulo ]
   * New upstream version (
     - TERMINAL Session: Add support for qterminal
       (Lightweight terminal emulator written in Qt)
     - TRINITY: Add support for Q4OS
   [ Mihai Moldovan ]
   * New upstream version (
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gogetapps: respect NoDisplay and Hidden values, don't
       parse the full desktop file if there are non-Desktop Entries groups.
       Based on a patch submitted by Jason Alavaliant. Fixes: #812.
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gogetapps: do not print spurious newlines.
     - Change string "X2go" to "X2Go" where appropriate.
     - Add runcommand.d hooks to x2goserver-extensions Makefile.
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gosessionlimit: don't iterate over the whole groups
       file. Only check the primary and secondary groups as returned by
       getgid()/getgroups(). Fixes long delays in session startup on machines
       with a gazillion of groups.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: re-fetch the current sessions' status
       before handling it. Using the "cached" value from the initial
       x2golistsessions run may be desynchronized with the actual current
       value. Avoids a race condition logging users out after they attached to a
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: rename %remembered_sessions_since to
       %remembered_sessions_status_since. That's what it really is. Add
       comments to further clarify what it's actually doing. Change it to
       include a timestamp instead of the "iteration count multiplied by two"
       value. Compare timestamps to see if killing hanging nxagent processes is
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: rename
       %remembered_sessions_status_since to
       %remembered_sessions_status_since_time. Add
       %remembered_sessions_status_since_iterations that will come in handy for
       the next change.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: give suspended-but-running sessions a
       grace period of one iteration. Fixes: #888.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: fix ugly missing whitespace.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: move up session status sync a bit,
       don't update session state when session has been removed from the
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: unify log messages. Move dangling
       line around.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: whitespace only.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: also delete entries in the other,
       overlooked hashes.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: move socket and lock file cleanup
       into time-based block for finished/failed sessions.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: add @remembered_finished_sessions
       array. Merge with session list as queried from the database (won't
       include finished/failed sessions) and remember F-state sessions via this
       array. Only delete elements once work on these has been finished.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: don't add failed/finished sessions to
       remembered list if that list already includes them.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: don't use gmtime (time ()) but merely
       time (). The former one returns a formatted date-time string, which
       can't be checked by forming a difference. The latter one returns an UNIX
       timestamp, which is what we really want... minus leap seconds. Let's
       hope this doesn't bite back some time or later...
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: add debugging output to show the
       state change when updating the cached state result.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: only output status refreshing debug
       message if the old and new states actually differ. Prevents log spam.
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gostartagent: changes to Robert Nowotny's SSH_PORT
       patch. Fixes: #922. Use default outgoing interface to determine IP
       address. Use the whole range of ${RANDOM}'s pool. Seed it for good
       measure. Change the default method to randomization instead of IP-based
       initialization. If IP-based initialization was requested but the default
       outgoing IP address unavailable, fall back to randomization.
     - x2goserver/bin/x2goruncommand: whitespace and comment changes only.
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gocleansessions: replace system_capture_stdout_output()
       with actual implementation. We don't have that function on the release
     - x2goserver-xsession/etc/Xsession: use /bin/bash explicitly on RedHat-,
       Gentoo- and SuSE-based systems. Users might change /bin/sh to point to a
       shell like mksh or dash, which do not support the -l or -c flags to
       exec. C.f., BGO #575022 (Gentoo.)
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gomountdirs: remove blowfish Cipher spec hardcoded for
       sshfs mounts. The speed improvement is probably mostly an illusion
       (unless talking about high-bandwidth links) and more importantly recent
       OpenSSH server versions seem to disable the Blowfish cipher by default,
       leading to errors like "Connection reset by peer."
     - x2goserver/bin/x2goruncommand: whitespace only.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: add Perl documentation and --help,
       -h, -? and --man options. Fixes: #1065. Also print a usage message on
       unknown options.
     - x2goserver/man/man8/x2gocleansessions.8: drop obsolete man page.
     - x2goserver-xsession/etc/Xsession: fix uname calls when (potentially)
       creating session log/error file and add uname call where necessary.
     - x2goserver-xsession/etc/Xsession: include hostname in
       xsession-x2go-errors file name. Part of #923.
     - x2goserver-xsession/etc/Xsession: rotate old log/error file before
       appending new data. Fixes: #923.
     - x2goserver-xsession/etc/Xsession: fix wrong variable usage.
       Fixes: #1073.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2gocleansessions: move in-file POD to end of file,
       rather than "commenting" out all the remaining code. Fixes: #1068.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2godbadmin: exit earlier when not finding the required
       "x2gouser" user.
   * x2goserver.spec:
     - Add sudo and logcheck as BuildRequires and Requires. Don't own
       directories that are owned by sudo and logcheck. Logcheck is not
       available on *SUSE, FC < 20 and RHEL, so for those distros still own the
     - Typo fix in comment: Recommands -> Recommends.
     - Fix installation on OpenSUSE 12.3 and higher: has replaced pwdutils with
       shadow. Also affects SLE{S,D} 12.
     - Add workaround documentation for sudoers on *SUSE 11.
     - Add shadow/shadow-utils/pwdutils Requires to x2goserver-printing
       sub package.
     - Add new dependency on bash.
     - Add new dependency on xkeyboard-config to x2goserver. Fixes: #903.
     - Add new dependency on perl and the Cwd module to x2goserver-xsession.
       Part of #923.
   * debian/control:
     - Add new dependency on bash.
     - Add new dependency on xkb-data to x2goserver.
     - Maintainer change in package: X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>.
     - Uploaders: add myself. Also, force a rebuild due to the changed
     - Add new dependency on perl-modules for Cwd. Part of #923.
   [ Henning Heinold ]
   * New upstream version (
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2godbadmin: remove trailing whitespace.
     - x2goserver/sbin/x2godbadmin: revoke all PRIVILEGES before trying to
       delete a user on postgres. Fixes: #889.
   [ Mike Gabriel ]
   * debian/x2goserver.preinst:
     + Use proper comment header explaining about preinst script argument
       calls (not postinst).
   [ Robert Nowotny ]
   * New upstream version (
     - x2goserver/bin/x2gostartagent: original patch for SSH_PORT
       randomization/IP-based initialization. Submitted as #922.
   [ Stefan Baur ]
   * New upstream version (
     - x2goserver/bin/x2goruncommand: add the other trinity launcher scripts in
       order from newest to oldest. Fixes: #985.
   [ Tor Perkins ]
   * New upstream version (
     - x2goserver/bin/x2goruncommand: capture x2goruncommand debug output for
       x2gofeature X2GO_XSESSION.
   [ Orion Poplawski ]
   * New upstream version (
     - x2goserver/bin/x2golistdesktops: drop -u parameter to ss. Fixes: #799.
       We would filter out UDP sockets later anyway and the combination -lxu is
       known to be broken with some versions of iproute2.

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From: Jason Alavaliant <alavaliant@ra09.com>
To: submit@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: x2gogetapps should ignore NoDisplay=true desktop application entries
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:30:47 +1300
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Package: x2goserver
Tags: patch

Currently the x2gogetapps command prints out all .desktop application 
files irrespective of if they have the value NoDisplay=true set in the 
file or not.

This results in the hosted applications list becoming filled with 
entries that weren't intended to be listed in an application menu 
normally.    For example on my system I have;


All of them except okular.desktop  have NoDisplay=true  set in the 
file,     a normal desktop environment menu has one entry for okular 
shown since it doesn't list all of those other entries.    The x2go 
application list currently has 13 entries for okular since it displays 
every single one of the entries.

The attached patch updates the x2gogetapps command to check the file to 
see if NoDisplay=true is set and if so doesn't print out the contents of 
that file removing all the duplicates and other entries not intended to 
be listed in a normal application launch menu.

[x2gogetapps-hide-NoDisplay-applications.patch (text/x-patch, attachment)]

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