[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: I don't want to use xterm, why am I forced to use it any way?

On Mon, Feb 28, 2000 at 02:05:25PM -0000, Tom Rothamel wrote:
> How about a script that, after using environment variables/config
> files/the phase of the moon to determine which terminal emulator to
> run, sources a file provided in each of the terminal emulator
> packages. The terminal emulator packages would then be required to
> provide this file, which contains the code to translate the standard
> options to those required by the emulators themselves.
> So, we have a wrapper script like this:
> . /etc/X11/terminal-emulator-wrappers/${XTERM}
> And we have in the xterm, rxvt, etc packages scripts that translate
> the options.
> (Obviously, I'm simplifing the scripts more than a bit, but hopefully
> this illustrates my point, and it allows for having the wrapper script
> without needing to know about every terminal emulator.)

This is a joke, right?


Reply to: