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Re: XTerm icon updated? Re: Updated: xterm-283-1

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 05:58:10PM +0000, Matt Seitz (matseitz) wrote:
> Did this update change the XTerm icon that is displayed in the Windows task
> bar?
> Previously, when I launched the XWin Server, I would see the logo (a
> black X with an orange ring) in the task bar as the icon for the XTerm
> window.  Today, I see the XTerm icon for the XTerm window:  a red X with a
> blue T superimposed over it.

yes - from xterm's standpoint it's moderately complicated.

For Xwin Server, I assume that the icon is shown because that's the
window which keeps the server from exiting.

Though I investigated several cases, I didn't consider this particular
one.  xterm now specifies an icon because several of the cases I found
didn't provide any icon at all - a favor from the desktop packagers, it
seems. I did consider providing a special resource value that would
suppress the xterm-specific icon (such as "none" or "default"), but
decided to see what type of feedback I'd get first.

> "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" wrote:
> > The following package has been updated for the Cygwin distribution:
> > 
> > *** xterm-283-1
> > 
> > The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It
> > provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs
> > that can't use the window system directly.
> > 
> > This is an update to the latest upstream release.
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > Yaakov
> > Cygwin/X
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