[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xinit-1.3.4-1 (Major overhaul of X session handling)
Nem W Schlecht
Sat Nov 29 02:05:00 GMT 2014
In reference to:
* User-defined ~/.startxwinrc files must now be executable, the
final command therein must be run in the
foreground, and that command's exiting will end the X session,
just like with startx and ~/.xinitrc or
In most UNIX systems, this last command would be the window manager.
I'm not liking fbpanel (although I will give it a try) and I don't
like using an XTerm as my "last" command, since I often close/reopen
them all when making changes to my .bashrc/.bash_profile.
Are there any suggestions from the list for some *other* program that
won't use any resources that I can use as my final foreground command?
I don't want it to do anything, just not let X11 exit.
On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The following package has been updated in the Cygwin distribution:
> * xinit-1.3.4-1
> xinit contains commands used for starting X sessions.
> This is an update to the latest upstream release, and includes a number of
> major changes to X session handling:
> * startxwin is now a shell script instead of an executable; if you have any
> homemade links thereto, be sure to remember the .exe extension.
> * startxwin now automatically finds an unused DISPLAY number, just like
> * startxwin now includes a default startxwinrc (if ~/.startxwinrc is absent)
> which launches a number of applicable "autostart" session services if
> * The new default startxwinrc also launches a miniature fbpanel in the upper
> left corner of the screen which contains an XDG application menu (the 'X'
> icon) for launching X applications, plus an on-demand area for X tray icons.
> After the first run, the panel and menu can be customized in
> * User-defined ~/.startxwinrc files must now be executable, the final
> command therein must be run in the foreground, and that command's exiting
> will end the X session, just like with startx and ~/.xinitrc or ~/.Xclients.
> * Both startx and startxwin now start a D-Bus session bus automatically.
> * X sessions (both multwindow and desktop) started with the newly revised
> Start Menu shortcuts now log stderr to ~/.xsession-errors.
> * startx now prefers ~/.Xclients (which must also be executable) instead of
> ~/.xinitrc; the latter can still be used, but doing so will override many of
> the new features mentioned here.
> * If startx is run from the command line and neither ~/.xinitrc nor
> ~/.Xclients are present, it will try to start a real desktop environment if
> present before falling back to twm/xterm.
> * startx and startxwin now pass '-nolisten tcp' to the server by default,
> which increases security in the X server by not opening a port to TCP
> connections. The '-listen' flag can be passed as a server argument to
> override this.
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