This page is for tracking items that are currently on my to-do list. Primarily, this is about tracking issues that are blocking proper support for a complete Pantheon desktop environment on fedora, but general bugs I have found are also listed here.

Desktop Components

Session / Screen Locking

  • There is currently no support for locking the screen from a Pantheon session when it is started from GDM. Since the preferred screen locker for Pantheon (light-locker) explicitly only supports LightDM as display manager, this is unlikely to change soon ([RHBZ#1644858]).


While gala now does compile against all versions of mutter that are available on the different releases of fedora, there are still some crashes to be resolved (tracked in #634) before I can switch gala to build against the default version of mutter instead of the compatibility package for the 3.28 branch that I’ve been maintaining for some fedora releases now.


There’s a Pull Request (#377) pending for greeter which would also allow it to be built against all mutter versions, but – just like with gala – there are still some issues to be resolved with the new support before I can switch to it by default.

Captive Portal Assistant

The fedora package linter made me aware of a possible security issue in this package’s NetworkManager’s dispatch script:

  • Insecure $PATH elements being set by 90captive_portal_test script (#39).


The contractor project seems to need some love, some of the issues I reported would be really easy to fix:

  • The DBus service uses the wrong RDNN (#30).



  • Camera uses a non-standard icon for the application launcher, which leads to some issues (#32).


  • Opening a previously closed file from the side bar is impossible without opening another file first (#563).


There hasn’t been a stable release of the completely rewritten Mail yet, and the last release still depends on the retired version of the WebKitGTK+ library (#8).


  • Videos uses a non-standard icon for the application launcher, which leads to some issues (#23).


Locale plug

This plug plain doesn’t work on fedora at all, probably due to differences in language setting setups on fedora and ubuntu.

  • The current language, region, and format aren’t determined correctly (#76).
  • No backends other than APT are supported for installing language packs (#37).
  • The build system also has inconsistencies with how other switchboard plugs are built, which leads to weird file names (#75).

User Accounts plug

This plug currently doesn’t seem to work right on fedora at all. It looks like it relies on some ubuntu-specific things regarding user creation and management.

  • Newly created users can’t be enabled from the GUI (#92).