Current desktop detection / app access - take 2.

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri May 28 21:05:38 EEST 2004

On Friday 28 May 2004 19:53, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 04:20, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > One could clearly extend that to:
> >
> > 	DESKTOP=rox:gnome-vfs:gnome-button-order:gtk
> >
> > 	in a way that (as far as I can see) is ~indistinguishable from
> > 'DESKTOP_UI_GUIDELINES=gnome|kde'.
> DESKTOP_UI_GUIDELINES would be a global toggle between entire HIG
> documents, and between nothing else.


> So in fact I agree that DESKTOP=foo:bar:baz is a superset of
> DESKTOP_UI_GUIDELINES - that's the point. The subset is a

I think it's not as related as it seems.
DESKTOP, especially if ti contains information about the vfs system, is 
information about the system the application runs on, while UI_GUIDELINES is 
information about the system the application is displayed on.

So perhaps the UI thing sould better be something that could be queried from 
the X server.

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