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Re: Bug#315945: seyon does not work when gnome-terminal is installed

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:59:18 +0100, Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> said: 

>> This is not a grave bug, it's easy to install rxvt or xterm and
>> configure seyon to use those. I'm actually tempted to reassign the
>> bug to gnome-terminal instead, for willfully breaking compatibility
>> with the older terminal programs for no obvious reason...

        Which is fine, but then gnome-termnial should not provide

> How consistent an interface is meant to be provided by programs
> providing x-terminal-emulator? Seyon calls x-terminal-emulator with
> several command-line options to set the title etc. for the terminal
> sub-window that it starts. On xterm, rxvt and others this works
> fine. Gnome-terminal used to work just fine with these command-line
> options, but for reasons unknown now throws the quoted errors
> instead.

>  d) reassign this to gnome-terminal (for gratuitously breaking
>     compatibility)

        Or to no longer provide x-terminal-emulator, since it is
 breaking the interface that is expected.

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Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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