I built from git last Friday, but this has been going on for a long while.
It appears that installing or changing any .desktop file, either in ~/.local or in /usr/share, causes e to lock up. Sometimes I am lucky, and I get the white screen of restart. Other times, if I am very quick I can switch to a tty and kill -9 enlightenment.
The rest of the time, my system becomes completely non-responsive. I cannot: ctrl+alt+backspace, ctrl+alt+del, switch to a tty, etc. The only thing I can do is lean on the power button until I get a hard reset. I have had to do that three times today. As far as I can tell, there is no .e-crashdup.txt when it hard locks like that.
The only other symptom I have noticed every time is that my task bar suddenly fills with ? icons. In one of my three crashes today, it looked like every open window was associated with a ? icon just before the system crashed.
I think this can be reliably recreated by:
- Add an application to Luncher
- Uninstall that application
- Install that application again
I am happy to help with diagnostics, but I will likely need to rebuild e with proper debug flags and that cannot be done during my working hours.