On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote: >> I would strongly recommend after >> renaming such scripts as startkde to >> create symlinks to old names or at least ask user in >> postinst to make such links! > > I'm not in favor of that kind of complicated layer. Change is a part of free/libre software. > > The starttde script is a secondary layer in the session startup process that users don't really see. The xinitrc and Xsession scripts handle starttde. Of all the renaming, the only ones I think might trip a few people are tdesu and tdm. > Not at all. Any scripts can be utilized by the user (or by the third party) in his own scripts. You'll end up with bug reports like 'My desktop won't start'. That is the least part of the problem. The worse part is that you put user into uncertain state when his environment is not starting and he must debug it for himself. Seems 'a bit' unfriendly. About that bug what exactly is incomprehensible? I will compose regex later if I'll want to (if you'll not want to fix it) or at least submit bug report.