Unified autostart scripts directory

cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) cobaco at skolelinux.no
Tue Jul 5 14:40:04 EEST 2005

From comments elsewhere in the thread we seam to have the following for the 
different desktops:
- KDE	
- ROX:
- Fluxbox:

possible extentions/related problems mentioned:
* only start for specific desktops (Use OnlyShowIn or similar?)
* start/run things on other events then startup
  - shutdown  (obvious extension)
  - mount of media (see gnome-volume-manager)
  - keypresses
* complete desktop services framework
* dependencies between autostarting applications

As a first attempt I envision a simple spec that does the following:
- define a number of events for which we'll provide hooks: maybe have both 
standard and optional events (e.g. startup and shutdown as standard, 
on-mount-media, on-keypress as optional)
- for each of these standard events provide a standard location for the user 
to put his .desktop files to be run/ scripts to be sourced

This would give us something like:
- $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/run-at/<event>/execute: contains desktop files to run 
when <event> happens (use OnlyShowIn or similar to restrict to certain 
- $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/run-at/<event>/source: contains scripts to be sourced 
when <event> happens (pass desktop-name as parameter to allow to do things 
for some desktops only?)
- events:
  * standard events [startup, shutdown]
  * optional events ?
cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis):
    Coördinator Belgisch Skolelinux team
    Coördinator Nederlandse Skolelinux vertaling
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