#8141 NORM 9.1.0: Give Sugar a logout option

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#8141: Give Sugar a logout option
   Reporter:  morgs        |       Owner:  marco        
       Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
   Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  9.1.0        
  Component:  sugar        |     Version:  not specified
 Resolution:               |    Keywords:  r?           
Next_action:  review       |    Verified:  0            
  Blockedby:               |    Blocking:               

Comment(by Eben):

 I refer everyone to this little rant regarding the perils of adding too
 many shutdown-esque options:

 Right now we have shutdown (needed) and restart (questionable).  I'm not
 sure if we really need restart or not, since most of the time, as
 mentioned in the article, this will be prompted for when necessary anyway.
 Otherwise, pushing the button to turn it back on isn't a big deal.  We
 don't need sleep/hibernate, since our extensive power management will be
 doing everything it can for us already. I don't think we should be
 offering log-off with only one user, and we of course can't lock since the
 system assumes no passwords.  If, later on, we add multiple user support
 then I think we should add one single option more, which is a switch-user

 What good is log-off anyway if there is no password protection?  Isn't the
 purpose of logging out to prevent others from accessing your account?

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8141#comment:5>
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