autostart spec changes

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo at
Wed Mar 22 11:19:08 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 10:23 -0800, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> So what is the plan here? Do we want to use XDG_DATA_DIRS/autostart instead of 
> XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/autostart going forward and clean up the current 
> interoperability problems caused by existing KDE entries that weren't 
> expected to be picked up by Gnome?
I vote for this, that is XFG_DATA_DIRS and fix KDE/GNOME bad ones

> If so, what parts of X-KDE-autostart-condition, X-KDE-autostart-phase and 
> immutability [$i] should be added to the autostart spec? I suggest to leave 
> the X-KDE-stuff  "implementation specific" and just add some clarification to 
> the spec that recommends the use of OnlyShowIn=KDE if you need to rely on any 
> of these features.
> Personally I think XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/autostart remains a better choice and makes 
> a smoother transition but I'm happy to settle on anything that offers common 
> autostart functionality and that people can agree on.
what about changing it to XDG_DATA_DIRS/xdg/autostart, and thus help in
the transition?
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo at>

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