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Re: modularity of DISPLAYMANAGERS



you missed one of the most important points

the extension of the freedesktop.org menu standard.


Am Mi, den 01.09.2004 um 10:10 Uhr -0500 schrieb Rex Dieter:
> Rudolf Kastl wrote:
> 
> >>So what *is* the point?
> 
> > I want to be able to package alternative displaymanagers in a way it can
> > work "out of the box" the current way requires the user to hack some
> > config files 
> 
> I don't consider editing /etc/sysconfig/desktop a hack, but that's just me.
> 
> > and since SWITCHDESK needs a replacement anyways and the
> > freedesktop.org standard seems to be yet missing the DISPLAYMANAGER part
> > its a pretty sucky solution imho. 
> 
> I will say here that it seems you're tackling several different 
> problems/issues here (though your intention sounds to unify the setup 
> for these):
> 1.  What DISPLAYMANAGER (ie, login manger) to use by default.
> 2.  What DESKTOP to use by default
> 3.  Installing/using *new* DISPLAYMANGERs
> 4.  Installing *new* DESKTOPs complete with full support from
>      a. switchdesk.
>      b. all/existing (standard-compliant) DISPLAYMANAGERs
> 
> Now, if you want more than what I mentioned here, please elaborate.
> 
> As I've said (and won't again), I think (1),(2),(3) are handled nicely 
> already via /etc/sysconfig/desktop
> 
> For (4a), I agree switchdesk could use improvement:
> Offhand, it appeared to me at first as though dropping a new 
> Xclients.foodm into
> /usr/share/switchdesk
> would be enough to make it work, but alas, there's a bunch of stuff 
> hard-coded into
> /usr/bin/switchdesk-helper
> 
> For (4b), DISPLAYMANGER support for new desktops, I agree that needs 
> standardization.  At least in the case of gdm and kdm, they seem quasi 
> standardized, but don't look in the same place for options 
> (/usr/share/xsessions for gdm, and /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions for 
> kdm).  It would appear gdm is doing the better thing here.  IMO, kdm (or 
> any DISPLAYMANAGER) should follow suit and use /usr/share/xsessions (or 
> some other agreed-upon, shared location).
> 
> -- Rex
> 
> 



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