Cross-desktop helpers

Alex Graveley alex at
Mon Dec 13 03:01:10 EET 2004

Hi Mike,

I like the env var approach because it makes it trivial for any desktop
environment to point at its preferred copy of magic-exec, instead of
trying to put all the logic for all desktops into a single library.


On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 15:41 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:43:25 -0800, Alex Graveley wrote:
> > This sounds sane to me.
> If we're going to do this, I'd rather we didn't go the route of magic
> command line programs, but rather having a shared library which exports a
> well defined C ABI which is pointed to by an environment variable, this
> can then be dlopened and used in a sensible type safe way, with a single
> command line program to allow shell scripts access.
> thanks -mike
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