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Re: policy for window managers



> I maintain KDE, which includes a window manager, and I've been wondering how
> other window managers handle registering themselves in
> /etc/X11/window-managers. So I took a look at all th window managers.
[..]
> window manager    adds itself to /etc/X11/window-managers how
> --------------    -------------------------------------------
> kde               adds to bottom
> afterstep         adds to bottom
> fvwm              doesn't do so
> fvwm2             doesn't seem to do so (complex postinst, I just grepped it :-)
> fvwm95            adds to top
[..]
> olvwm             if olvwm entry not already present, prompt to make 
>                   default window manager or not, insert line in appropriate 
>                   place.
> 
> I think olvwm's behavior is the best of the lot, since it gives the sysadmin
> a choice (and only asks once, not during upgrades, which is also very good
> behavior). I wonder if it'd be a good idea for one of the X packages to
> include a register-window-manager script that could be called from the
> postinst's to handle this, so all window managers functioned exactly alike?

Think so too! Yes, seems a very good idea to me, so
put me down as a "Yes".


-- 
joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org
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