RFC: Autostart spec, second draft

Benedikt Meurer benny at xfce.org
Thu Jul 14 16:57:28 EEST 2005

Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>If the same filename is located under multiple Autostart Directories
>>only the file under the most important directory should be used.
> This section of the spec specifically excludes admin-mandated autostarts. 
> All the user has to do is create a file with the same name in his 
> $XDG_CONFIG_HOME dir with Hidden=true to turn the application off.
> In KDE we have the Kiosk-mode flags: setting a previous file to Immutable 
> [$i] makes any override impossible. I wonder if anything similar could be 
> applied here.
> However, considering the fact that the application will be launched with 
> the user's privileges, he could just as well kill it after logon, so 
> admin-mandated autostarts could be rendered useless.
> Opinions?

I agree. It's not very useful, esp. since the user could override the
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS environment variable and thereby exclude the
admin-mandated autostart directories.


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