What is it exactly what XSETTINGS does what Xresources can't?

Havoc Pennington hp at pobox.com
Tue May 25 12:26:46 PDT 2010


The xsettings spec discusses this,
"Existing Systems"


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Wolfgang Draxinger
<wdraxinger.maillist at draxit.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> the subject line says it all: I wonder, why exactly and what
> for XSETTINGS is needed? I understand that it's a very good idea to
> have a common way to manage UI settings, heck I'm promoting against
> toolkit propriatary dotfiles since years. But isn't that what
> Xresources/xrdb does?

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