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Re: Needs

> On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, Kevin Forge wrote:
> > jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:
> > > 
> > > -About the deskop: RedHat will use the following policy: if Gnome is
> > >  installed then use Gnome else try KDE else standard X using FVWM95
> > >  and click-to-focus as the default.  I want to allow the user choosing
> > >  GUI (ie Gnomen KDE or standard X) and in addition either WindowMaker
> > >  or AfterStep as the WM in case the user chooses standard X.  I have
> > >  seen people being disappointed by FVWM95 because they hoped something
> > >  different. What's your opinion abot this?  And about keeping
> > >  click-to-focus in the sake of failiarity with the poivy used in

should have been read " in the sake of familiarity with the policy
used in Windows"

> > >  Windows?
> > 
> > When Indi is a release product it will do XDM by default.
> > Until then how can you get a menu going ?
> 15 minutes of dialog hacking and a "indyx" script that shows a dialog and 
> then calls startx with the right .Xclients (or .xinitrc or whatever)?

I would prefer that when starting X the script tests for a file
listing a preferred user interface.  If file exists and the interface
listed in is present then start it.  If it is not then try KDE, Gnome
and classic X in that order.  (KDE is more mature).  Then have a menu
entry allowing to change default interface.  I think he would have to
restart X.

About window managers assumming the user had not selected KDE which
one do we choose as default: FVWM2 with 95 looks, WindowMaker or
AfterStep?  Enlightenment will probably not be ready for prime time.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses