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Bug#155680: PROPOSAL ] bump priority of window managers which support WMSP

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 02:16:32PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:

> The attached patch should speak for itself.  This came about because
> users would often install 'x-window-system' (installs twm) and 'gnome2'
> (installs metacity) in order to get a GNOME 2 desktop, but twm had a
> higher alternatives priority than metacity.

I'd like to hear some feedback from X experts on this, esp. Branden.
I also think it would be good if Gnome had some sort of tropism for
metacity/sawfish outside of the x-window-manager alternative, but
that's somewhat orthogonal to this proposal.

However, I have a gut feeling that window managers which provide more
functionality <em>on their own</em> should generally have higher
priority than those which don't.  Unfortunately, I have the impression
that this would doom metacity to a fairly low priority.  Which is why
I think Gnome should have its own internal tropism for its favored
window managers.

I'd also like to hear from the KDE, XFCE and GNUstep camps, to see if
they really buy into this new standard you refer to.

But bottom line, if Branden approves, then I will probably go along.

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