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Re: GDM Suggestion



Switchdesk is toast. The way we should be handling it at this point is
prompting when you login to a non-default session through gdm.

"Do you want to make WindowMaker your default?" sort of thing.

-Seth

On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 13:25 +0100, Stuart Children wrote:
> Hi
> 
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 02:14:36AM +0100, Stuart Children wrote:
> > I think the issue is that there are two tasks - choosing a session for
> > gdm, and choosing a session for startx. For former is handled fine at
> > login time by gdm's own code (currently disabled). The problem is really
> > when someone wants to change the gdm session whilst logged in. They use
> > switchdesk - but switchdesk is really designed for the other task,
> > namely choosing a session for startx.
> > 
> > I propose we solve this by making switchdesk suitable for both tasks -
> > so it updates gdm (ie: set the appropriate gconf key) as well as startx
> > (ie: writes ~/.Xclients). The default would be to change the setting of
> > both, but you should be able to do one or the other. Obviously this
> > requires my initial proposal (that switchdesk uses the same session list
> > as gdm). There are varying ways you could do the UI for this - I'll try
> > to mock up some ideas tomorrow. Again, I am willing to do the coding on
> > this!
> 
> Waited to see what differences switchdesk had in FC2... awareness of more
> desktops, but they're still hardcoded, and it still has the same flaws as
> before regarding gdm/startx usage.
> 
> So, attached is a mockup of the kind of thing I'm suggesting. Comments 
> welcome.
> 
> If this is seen as a good solution, then I would be extremely keen to get
> the necessary changes into FC3, and as I mentioned above I'm happy to do 
> the coding. Somone at RedHat just needs to say the word. :)
> 
> Cheers
> 



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