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Re: app-defaults vs. Xresources


On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Richard Kaszeta wrote:

> >Lines: 22
> >Priority: non-urgent
> >Importance: low
> >
> >Richard Kaszeta <kaszeta@me.umn.edu> writes:
> >
> >> 1. If I change /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults, then this change will effect
> >> all users of Xdvi on my machine.
> >> 
> >> 2. If I add this customisation to /etc/X11/Xresources, then since
> >> /etc/X11/Xresources (and .Xresources) only effect the copy of X
> >> running on the local machine, users on other machines will experience
> >> incorrect behavior.
> >
> >The flaw in your reasoning is that an upgrade of xdvi will overwrite
> >/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XDvi.  Even if the file in app-defaults were
> >to be a conffile, a future version of XDvi might break with an old
> >app-default.  The current way of overriding defaults in a separate
> >file really is better.
> Yeah, I understand this problem, but don't see much I can do with it.
> >If you have a network of machines, you'll need to change
> >/etc/X11/Xresources on each one.  Programs like rdist can make this
> >relatively easy.
> I can't really "upgrade" machines outside my site, can I?
I'm agreed with Richard. I prefered to put my default configuration in 
app-default and overriding it in Xressources (or .Xressource) than doing 
the inverse.

Why not putting the app-default in config files?
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