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Re: gnome-wm

Colin Walters <walters@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 09:29, Christian Marillat wrote:

> I disagree with that. Users already don't know how to setup the default
> x-window manager, and now you want to introduce an new
> update-alternative...

> Well, changing the alternatives is really only for advanced users.  We
> should advise users to use the WINDOW_MANAGER environment variable. 

Setting an environment variable under Gnome is for advanced users
too. Maybe we can wrote an capplet for that ?

> I think the best choice is to increase the value to 30 or 40 if a
> window manager complies with the Window Manager Specification Project
> and keep only one alternative for window manager.

> Ok, I had thought that the maximum priority was 50, but it seems sawfish
> is already 70, so I guess that works.

The maximum is 70 for complient freedesktop window manager (See policy
12.8.4) The priority for metacity is actually 40

> All I really care about is that a user installing the "x-window-system"
> and "desktop" tasks doesn't have GNOME start up with twm.  

> It looks like a priority increase of 40 would work.  Do you want to put
> together a patch?

I that case, yes.


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