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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: xorg-server-1.6.4-1

On 9/30/2009 11:41 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
The following patch has been REVERTED in this release:

* "Use bash login shell to execute the commands started from the tray menu": This could cause lengthly delays in launching programs depending on the contents of the user's .bash_profile. Instead, xinit-1.1.1-5 launches XWin itself in a login shell, which should have the same effect.

I think you may have also reverted some improvements that had been made to /etc/X11/system.XWinrc. As a result, starting xterm from the tray menu no longer starts a login shell. I would suggest something like the following, as we discussed in the thread starting at

--- system.XWinrc.orig  2009-09-30 22:19:57.000000000 -0400
+++ system.XWinrc       2009-10-03 10:55:43.468750000 -0400
@@ -79,8 +79,8 @@

 // Make some menus...
 menu apps {
-       xterm   exec    "xterm"
-       "Emacs"         exec    "emacs"
+       xterm   exec    "xterm -ls -sb"
+       emacs   exec    "emacs"
        notepad exec    notepad
        xload   exec    "xload -display %display%"  # Comment


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