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

On Fri, Feb 24, 2000 at 11:50:50PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 12:15:45PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>> Hmm, a possible solution would be to make x-terminal-emulator a wrapper
>> script rather than an alternatives symlink.
>A sound idea, but right now it's vapor.

Well, I was testing the water before I allocated time to developing such
a beast.

>I might be willing to get behind such a thing once it's written and I can
>see how well it works.

A prototype:


contains an x-terminal-emulator script and a few .conf files to handle
the argument translations.

The basic idea was that instead of registering an alternative for
/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator, they could include a file which could be
registered as /etc/X11/x-terminal-emulator.conf .

The script checks for ~/.xterm.conf first, then the alternative above
(I'm not particularly fond of any of these names BTW).

The configuration file defines the selected emulator, option
translations for that emulator, and [optional] initial arguments.

Brendan O'Dea                                        bod@compusol.com.au
Compusol Pty. Limited                  (NSW, Australia)  +61 2 9809 0133

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