Re: simplifying the "Startup programs"

On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 15:29, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Heya,
> I found the UI for the startup programs to suck quite a bit. The startup
> programs tab in the "Session properties" is too complicated for its own
> good. There are 2 parts in the changes I propose:
> 1) Backend: this is the code in g-s-m. It would launch every script,
> executable and .desktop file in (for example) ~/.gnome2/startup-files/
> 2) UI: Remove the "Startup Programs" tab from the properties, and add a
> "Open Startup Items Folder" button in the Options tab, which would
> launch nautilus in that directory.
> So, people would just dump their scripts, links and .desktop files in
> that directory. This equivalent to Windows' and MacOS' startup folder.
> Opinions?
UI-wise, sounds great - but - 

Putting on a System V hat for a second -- how to guarantee ordering?
Numbered prefixes?

I've noticed a fearful number of MacOS INITs and CDEVs with
intentionally strange first characters to mess with the collation...

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