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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] User's Default Desktop

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:01:05 -0700 (PDT)
I hate posting a question and then later figuring out the answer! :)

I looked at the 3.5.12 binary packages and the current svn source code. Trinity uses "KDE3" as the $DESKTOP_SESSION variable.

The variable is set in the kdm sessions kde.desktop file.

This likely won't cause conflict with KDE4, but if a person wants KDE3 concurrently installed, say for historical and comparison purposes for testing Trinity, that person needs a way to distinguish between KDE3 and KDE4. Trinity currently uses the KDE3 designator.

For the Trinity KDM, I suggest three unique session files: kde.desktop (for KDE4, now the de facto "KDE"), kde3.desktop, and trinity.desktop.

That does not resolve the challenge of people wanting to use Trinity but using the KDE4 KDM or any other login manager. All of them more than likely do not support Trinity or KDE3 as a session option.

We can ask upstream developers to create a new session file for Trinity, but in the short term I think distinguishing the three desktops will help anybody packaging Trinity.


--- On Thu, 3/17/11, Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:

> From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
> Subject: [trinity-devel] User's Default Desktop
> To: trinity-devel@...
> Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 10:43 PM
> At the moment I do not have any
> system here with Trinity installed configured for a
> graphical login. I have only command line logins configured:
> I better fix that for testing!
> When using a login manager and a graphical login, the
> user's default desktop is defined in $HOME/.dmrc.
> What does that config file contain when the user selects
> Trinity as the default? Does Trinity set $HOME/.dmrc like
> this:
> [Desktop]
> Session=kde
> Or like this:
> [Desktop]
> Session=trinity
> Thanks.
> Darrell
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