Re: GNOME Start Script

On Tue, Apr 21, 1998 at 11:06:56AM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
> The session manager does act as you say.  My goal is that it should be
> the only program you have to run from your .xinitrc (or whatever).
> However, the session manager does not yet start a window manager.
> Adding that is trivial, but I don't know how to decide which one to
> start.  Note that this is only relevant to the default configuration,

Why not pass the wm to run as a command line option to gsm? Or use an
X property?

> One idea I had was to let the choice of default wm be a configure-time
> option.  Then the package builder could pick the default most sensible
> for the platform.  Does this sound acceptable?

Not really - there will most likely be _several_ sensible window managers
to choose from. Once you find the set of functional (ie session-aware)
window managers, the final choice is down to user preference.

> Tom

- Dick

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