[linux-elitists] GNOME report.

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Thu Jan 8 00:35:54 PST 2004


On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 07:18:33PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
><quote who="Jim Richardson">
>
>> > Please suggest this in bugzilla.
>> 
>> Ok, how do I do that? (Feel free to say rtfm, provided you show me where
>> the fm is :)
>
>http://bugzilla.gnome.org/ or just run bug-buddy for a less fascist
>experience (*cough* Nick *cough*).
>

Will do. 

<snip>

>> > Metacity is even better in this respect - and can actually be built without
>> > a lot of GNOME stuff for almost-embedded use - but I'm not sure if you'd be
>> > satisfied by its default behaviour and preferences.
>> 
>> Are they much different from Sawfish?
>
>There are like, seven visible preferences or something.
>
>> I'd switch to metacity if that made any diff. I am not stuck on sawfish,
>> with the caveats of the above stuff, it does what a WM should do, fade
>> into the background. 
>
>Yeah, we hope so.
>
>  killall sawfish; metacity &
>

argh, bad things... I tried this, sawfish refused to die, and metacity
quit, on the plus side, I lost no apps, but sawfish ate my vDesktops
again. I'll try switching in a few minutes. 

>Then, when you quit GNOME, save your session. Then metacity will always
>start. Optionally, you can futz around with Debian alternatives and stuff.

-- 
Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
" ... a language is just an dialect with an army and a navy."
                                -- Paul Tomblin, in a.s.r.
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