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Re: Bug#167004: gnome-wm

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:39:22PM -0800, Chris Waters wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 03:29:09PM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:
> > 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.
> No.  Such compliance only helps if you're using a window manager with
> one of these desktop environments.  You're going to face fierce (and
> well-deserved) opposition to any such proposal.

Look, any desktop environment worth its salt provides session management
functions, and thus one of its packages can register itself as an
x-session manager.  Once that is done /etc/X11/Xsession gets out of the
way and hands control over to the session manager.

The session manager can then do whatever it likes to determine which
window manager should be run, probably using x-window-manager as a final
fallback before erroring out with a complaint that it could find window
manager at all.

This solution would completely eliminate the need for any policy

However, it may be a less than obvious solution because some of the
x-display-manager package maintainers in Debian refuse to use
/etc/X11/Xsession as the default X session script.

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |         De minimis non curat lex.
branden@debian.org                 |
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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