/usr/share/xsessions and window manager

"Germán A. Racca" german.racca at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 20:21:55 UTC 2013

On 11/18/2013 06:23 AM, Christopher Meng wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM, "Germán A. Racca"
> <german.racca at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Christopher,
>> I fail to see what is the wrong location in your opinion. Do you think that
>> a window manager should install its desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions or
>> in /usr/share/applications?
> Hi,
>  From the GNOME sysadmin guide I found that window managers desktop
> file should be handled underneath /usr/share/xsessions, but the state
> now is that there are some packages install that file to
> /usr/share/applications, so I'm puzzled now.
> Thanks.
> --
> Yours sincerely,
> Christopher Meng
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I maintain two window managers, pekwm and jwm, and both packages install 
desktop files in /usr/share/xsessions, which seems the right place to 
me, because they will appear as options in the login screen.

All the best,
Germán A. Racca
Fedora Package Maintainer

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