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Re: Uniform Proxy Settings



On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Arjan van de Ven <arjan infradead org> wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:34:58 -0400
> seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> > >
>> > Yes, but it is no problem for yum optionally check this settings if
>> > it is available in system, right?
>>
>> Rather than instrument all apps so they can follow all desktop
>> systems' mechanism for setting a proxy, wouldn't it make more sense
>> to have a common way that all the desktops set?
>>
>
> .... like http_proxy environment variable that everyone and their dog
> (except firefox) uses ?

The problem is that to change an environment variable you have to log
out, which is a pretty sucky user experience.


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