Re: GNOME Start Script

I think Tom is asking what to do for the default case ie: the first time gsm
is run by a user, before gsm has had a chance to even figure out what's on the
system to use.  (I assume this will then be changable by editing a config

If that's correct, what's wrong with popping up a dialog that asks for a
window manager to invoke the first time gsm is run (ie: no config default)?


On Wed, 22 Apr, 1998 at 09:30:25AM +0100, Dick Porter set free these words:
> 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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