Bug 125816 - RFE: extend support for /etc/sysconfig/desktop preference to encompass installable Xclients optional desktops
RFE: extend support for /etc/sysconfig/desktop preference to encompass instal...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2004-06-11 15:20 EDT by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-26 12:41:27 EDT
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Description Jef Spaleta 2004-06-11 15:20:21 EDT
Description of problem:
Right now /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients uses hardcoded GNOME/KDE/WMAKER
case switch when parsing /etc/sysconfig/desktop. I would like
to extend the functionality of using sysconfig/desktop to set a system
wide default to access the alternative environments that
are installed via Xclients.* files in /usr/share/switchdesk/

For example after installing fluxbox I would like to be able
to set DESKTOP="FLUXBOX" or DESKTOP="XFCE" and have the default logic
in /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients  parse that preference and run the
associated /usr/share/switchdesk/Xclients.*

Feel free to tell me I'm smoking crack, but if this is something worth
pursuing I could probably mock up so rather horrid example script
logic to replace the hardcoded case logic in xinit/Xclients with a
parse of /usr/share/switchdesk as Xsession does.


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Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:17:04 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-26 12:41:27 EDT
I've implemented Xclients.d support in rawhide xinitrc for about a month
now which seems to match more or less what's being requested here.

Closing as fixed in RAWHIDE.

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