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RE: default start procedure for cygwin xfree apps/desktops available ?

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von:
> []Im Auftrag von Suhaib
> Siddiqi
> Gesendet am: Freitag, 10. August 2001 12:55
> An: 'Cygwin-Xfree'
> Betreff: RE: default start procedure for cygwin xfree apps/desktops
> available ?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ralf Habacker []
> > Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 4:09 AM
> > To: Cygwin-Xfree
> > Subject: default start procedure for cygwin xfree
> > apps/desktops available ?
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > for kde I'm using a specific $HOME/.xinitrc and
> > $HOME/.xserverrc to start the desktop. The .xinitrc file
> > comes from a suse linux system, the .xserverrc file I have
> > created for my own, caused by the my demands.
> >
> > For the next kde beta, I'm looking for a standard way to
> > handle such things, which don't clashes with other x11
> > desktops on cygwin.
> >
> > For this I have two questions:
> >
> > 1. Is there any standard way in cygwin to handle this ?
> > 2. Has anyone some suggestions about this topic ?
> >
> >
> What about name the .foo and source them at startup
I think I have to describe more in detail the needs I see.

In linux for example the prefered way to start an X11 windowmanager (and the
relating desktop) is setting the environment var WINDOWMANAGER to the relating
start script and call startx to start the wm.

In cygwin the default way seems to use startxwin.bat, but as I have seen last
this isn't compatible with the startx procedure.

Additional on watching the cygwin-xfree mailing list I see that
more and more wms are available for cygwin/xfree86, so a standard for this
especially in conjunction with the coming rpm installer, seems to me as a
necessary condition.

A proposal from my side is to use an existing standard like the startx
with a standard .xinitrc and to choose the wm with the env var WINDOWMANAGER.

This can be used bx startxwin too, perhaps as commandline parameter or with the

What do you think about this ?


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