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XGetDefault problem

Tgif isn't handling .Xresources/.Xdefaults properly - it ignores them.

In .Xdefaults and .Xresources (yes I "xrdb -merge .Xresources") I have:
     Tgif.BorderColor: Yellow
In /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Tgif there is:
     Tgif.BorderColor: Aquamarine

To try and debug the problem, I have added some debugging output to tgif,
the following code (in the initialisation of tgif) outputs sensible values,
*c_ptr="Aquamarine" :-(

  c_ptr=XGetDefault(mainDisplay, "Tgif", "BorderColor");

However "xrdb -query|grep -i tgif" produces:
Tgif.NoTgifIcon:	true
Tgif.BorderColor:	Yellow

A "strings libX11.so.6|grep XGetDefault" does indeed show that the function
is there.

Does this look like a tgif problem or an xwindows problem? I don't know
whether XGetDefault is supposed to return the values in app-defaults
overridden by those in "xrdb", I'll try and look at work tomorrow.

The author (Bill Cheung <william@cs.umd.edu>) has this to say:
> I don't know if this is related to the fact that tgif is based on Xlib
> and not Xtoolkit.  Whenever I made changes to my X resource file, I
> always restart xrdb and that seems to work.

On a (possibly related) note, fvwm2's "Identify" function says that tgif's
class is "NoClass". Bill sent me this patch for it, but it doesn't seem to
make any difference.

+    classhints.res_name = "Tgif";
+    classhints.res_class = "Tgif";
+    XSetWMProperties(mainDisplay, mainWindow, NULL, NULL, NULL, 0,
+          NULL, NULL, &classhints);

Thanks in advance


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