RFC: Autostart spec, second draft

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Thu Jul 14 17:35:36 EEST 2005

On Thursday 14 July 2005 15:49, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Waldo Bastian wrote:
> >Autostart Directories
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >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.

Power to the people :-)

> 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.

KDE could implement it like that but I don't think we need to burden the spec 
with that.

> 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?
> >Autoopen Files
> >[...]
> >An Autoopen file MUST contain a single relative path that points to a
> > non-executable file contained on the medium.
> Can it not point to a directory and, thus, open the file manager?

It currently says "file", I don't think that includes "directory", so no.

> If it can, also note that directories will be marked executable.

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