a standard for the user's default terminal

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at intel.com
Mon Oct 23 17:07:47 EEST 2006

Desktops already configure a terminal to use for desktop entries that
have the "run in terminal" flag set. It shouldn't be too hard for a tool
like xdg-term to access this information and start such terminal.

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation - http://www.intel.com/opensource
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

>-----Original Message-----
>From: xdg-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:xdg-
>bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Hongli Lai
>Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 5:19 AM
>To: xdg at lists.freedesktop.org
>Subject: Re: a standard for the user's default terminal
>Kevin Krammer wrote:
>> Valid use case, I have to admit I didn't think about non-DE
>> Maybe, as a intermediate solution, start whatever $TERM points to if
>is set
>> and/or offer a setting for the preferred terminal. Users wanting a
>> should be able to configure this.
>> Cheers,
>> Kevin
>Starting $TERM will often not work correctly. Both gnome-terminal and
>Konsole set $TERM to xterm.
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