[Xquartz-dev] RFC: Combining both X11.apps into one
jeremyhu at berkeley.edu
Tue Dec 4 16:21:00 PST 2007
If you keep it in the dock, however, and launch it with the icon, you
will get a second. If you launch xterm from Terminal.app, then you
just have one icon. I think the launcher is claiming the existing
icon, and the second instance (from launchd) gets its own. I'm going
to try telling the launcer to not show up in the dock if it's in
On Dec 4, 2007, at 14:59, Ben Byer wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> I just committed a patch that combines both X11.apps into one
>> application and intelligently determines what to do at execution.
>> See http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/xserver.git;a=commit;h=0284b3631a4c501d7b3f39774dbc2416c4121c58
>> I know I was confused about the two different versions, so I
>> thought this might help out the situation. If you try it out, make
>> sure you grab the updated LaunchAgent plist (also in the commit)
>> and restart first.
>> Note that this hasn't fixed the "extra dock icon" problem or
>> anything like that. I hope to figure out a solution to that as I
>> work on this refactoring of the startup process, but I'm not there
>> yet. As an end goal, I'd like X11.app to *really* be Xquartz
>> rather than fork to execute it. I think that might make it a bit
>> cleaner and clear up any weird double-icon problems.
>> Comments and feedback on this would be appreciated... especially if
>> you are partial to having this division, I'd like to hear from you.
> I don't think there's a single person on this planet who *wants*
> this division. There is a simple reason we have the two .apps - I
> tried about six months ago what you just tried, and when I did it, I
> ended up with no Dock icon at all. I just tried your code, and
> while I briefly see two dock icons, one goes away almost
> immediately. I think that that's just fine, as long as we end up
> with at least *one* icon.
> /me wanders off, muttering about being set up for failure by the
> Dock team ...
> Ben Byer
> CoreOS / BSD Technology Group, XDarwin maintainer
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