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i3: add passthru.providedSessions #77410

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@lovesegfault lovesegfault commented Jan 10, 2020

Motivation for this change

Noticed it was missing following #53843

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
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  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
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@worldofpeace worldofpeace commented Jan 10, 2020

@lovesegfault The i3 module uses services.xserver.windowManager.session, and this is needed only when using sessionPackages.

I did compose a response of how I think this should/can be done, but because you need to hardcode Exec and TryExec in the session files and support cfg.package, it's easier to just generate these.

Though I did notice some things that are not so great in the i3 module

  1. deprecate services.xserver.windowManager.i3.extraSessionCommands
(mkRenamedOptionModule
  [ "services" "xserver" "windowManager" "i3" "extraSessionCommands" ]
  [ "services" "xserver" "displayManager" "sessionCommands" ])
  1. deprecate services.xserver.windowManager.i3.extraPackages

This is literally an option to use environment.systemPackages, it would be better if there was an option to enable/disable these extraPackages that are like customization for i3 in NixOS.

@lovesegfault lovesegfault deleted the lovesegfault:i3-provided-sessions branch Apr 7, 2020
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