Re: Suggestion for making GNOME less dependent on E

Good question.  Could someone please explain why gnome-session doesn't
try to fallback to some set of "standard" window managers if the default
fails to load?

On Fri, 05 Mar 1999 22:52:56 James Ramsey wrote:
> I had always heard that GNOME was pretty much window-manager
> independent. Then, after I've installed GNOME from rpms, I find that
> gnome-session uses E as the default WM, and it was only after I read
> the mailing list archives, that I found that only those who compiled
> from source got the privilege of choosing the default WM. Hmm. There's
> got to be a better way to do this. I suggest adding an option to
> gnome-session, like this:
> gnome-session --fallback-WM 'FooWM --options blah blah'
> where FooWM (I made that up :)) is the default window manager to be
> used if no other WM has been specified by user preferences or whatnot.
>  This way, one wouldn't need E to do the initial start up of GNOME. A
> sysadmin could set the fallback WM to some old standby like fvwm if
> need be.
> My rant for the evening.
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