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Bug#167495: xterm: /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color shouldn't define unnecessary resources

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 12:48:24PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 23:37:50 -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 11:37:25PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > > Btw, please remove this color definition:
> > > 
> > > *VT100*color4: DodgerBlue1
> > > 
> > > Color4 is used by many applications as foreground color, and I do not
> > > know any person that likes it.
> > 
> > I will not.  It is too hard to read on black, especially when using
> > small fonts where the stroke width in glyphs is only one pixel.
> I have no problem in reading it.

Some people do, like the authors of fbcon for linux.  Check out that
shade of blue sometime.

> > /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color is a conffile.  If you don't like it,
> > change it.
> Yes, but this is not fine for users who have lots of Debian machines
> or users who don't have a root access and can't change it.

$ apt-get install 44bsd-rdist

> It would be fine if this could be controled via an environment variable,
> though. For instance, one directory for resources set by the author of
> the program and one directory for resources set by the package maintener.

These two entities will look the same to the user of a Debian package.

> If I've understood correctly, the user can still use the XFILESEARCHPATH
> environment variable to choose what he wants.

Yes.  There are several ways to get the desired effect, even without
root privileges, if one feels personally offended by the defaults I've
selected for Debian's xterm package.

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

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