Suggestion for improving xinit 1.3.4

Yaakov Selkowitz
Mon Jan 5 18:17:00 GMT 2015

On 2015-01-05 11:43, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2015-01-05 05:46, Laurens Blankers wrote:
>> As requested [1] a separate thread for suggesting improvements to xinit,
>> in order to solve some of the issues people have been having since the
>> release of 1.3.4-1 [2].
>> 1. Handling of empty .startxwinrc
>> Given the new behaviour of startxwin having an empty is never a correct
>> configuration. It would be really nice if startxwin could check for a
>> zero length .startxwinrc and in that case just start the X server
>> without any programs, as it used to do in 1.3.2-1. This would solve a
>> problem reported several times [3, 4] and also solve the problem of
>> having an icon on the task bar for 'sleep inf' [5].
> And what if it's not zero-length but still blank?

I could have startxwin check if ~/.startxwinrc is executable, and skip 
if it not, which might also cover many of these empty .startxwinrc's. 
OTOH all that might accomplish is trade the "why won't it start" for 
"why doesn't it respect my config". :-)


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