Re: Bug#522217: debian-policy: Drop requirement to pre-depend on x11-common
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 09:43:57AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:
> > My comment would be that we should avoid implying that putting window
> > managers config file in /etc/X11/.../ is a good idea... But of course
> > it is not the time for policy to forbid it either.
> Hm. Do you feel that way just for new window managers, or that ones
> that currently put configuration files there (fvwm, for instance) should
> move them? And why?
I think the cost of moving window managers out of /etc/X11 far outweight the
benefit. However the same rationale about moving programs out of
/usr/bin/X11, /usr/lib/X11, etc. apply here. If one day we move to X12,
/etc/X11 will probably have to go.
I do not think e.g. fvwm has a special relationship with X11 that warrant
putting its configuration file in /etc/X11 instead of /etc/fvwm.
Imagine a large red swirl here.