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Re:policy for window managers

Bill Mitchell:
> Also, if I understand correctly, you're proposing a new and
> nonstandard mechanism for selecting what window manager is
> started up.  I start X11 with startx(1x) and start my
> window manager from my ~/.xinitrc script.  This, AFAIK, is
> common practice, and users who check common reference works
> (e.g., the O'Reilly book "X Windows System User's Guide")
> will expect this to work.

Debian already has a nonstandard way to specify window managers (I think -
isn't /etc/X11/window-mnanagers a debian addon?), but this only applies to
the default window manager, and of course you can override it on a per user
basis via .xinitrc

see shy jo

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