Re: desktop-base status (Was: gdm theme changes!)
On Thu, Nov 09, 2006, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
> > * I heard a hint from Kevin Krammer who suggested putting a .sh
> > script in /usr/env to let startkde source it, it could change
> > KDEDIRS which is a list of directories to search for various
> > things, in particular configs; I thought about this, but I'm not
> > sure it can be cleanly implemented, in particular it should work
> > with locally modified environments, or other scripts setting
> > KDEDIRS;
> the above essentially describes re-implementing desktop-profiles as
> it applies to kde-specific settings
Not really, I agree that desktop-profiles relies on KDEDIRS as well,
but desktop-profiles is intrusive and too generic for the problem of
setting the "simple" default. My biggest concern goes to the
per-startkde run configurability instead of a simple per-package
installation configurability; it is of course possible to use
desktop-profiles to solve this problem, but as I explained, I don't
want to hook a piece such as desktop-profiles in 1) the default install
2) the list of things launched on every login, even over SSH.
> NOTE: depending on exactly what the settings are set in the added config
> set (not applicable for just setting background, splash) setting
> KDEDIRS in startkde it isn't sufficient (as kde apps can be started
> outside a kde-session)
The current goal is to set things such as desktop-background and splash
image, I think this is always in a startkde use case.
> > The KDE config stuff itself is ready (be it for KDE solution 2 or 3),
> > but not committed (it's from the desktop-profiles patch in the
> > desktop-base BTS).
> idem for the XFCE config stuff (in same patch)
Indeed, thanks again!
Loïc Minier <firstname.lastname@example.org>