Bug 80936 - [RFE] application to set X session environment variables
Summary: [RFE] application to set X session environment variables
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-02 16:20 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-02 17:43:38 UTC

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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-02 16:20:05 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
There needs to be a user-friendly application to set X session environment
variables so that they are properly passed to all child processes invoked by X
(be it the terminal or standard GUI applications).

This application would be particularly useful in setting LANG to en_US for those
who do not necessary need UTF8 capability.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-02 17:43:38 UTC
Environment variables are inherently not user friendly.
(Changing between en_US and en_US.UTF-8 is also inherently not user friendly.)

Having a mouse-and-icons way to do something not user friendly doesn't 
magically make it user friendly. ;-)

For the specific task at hand, I believe the only user friendly solution is 
"Latin 1 must die", with "set stuff in your ~/.bash_profile" as the 
backup plan for people who are used to the old way.

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