[arch-dev-public] Questions about Archlinux branding/artwork for KDE

Thayer Williams thayer at archlinux.org
Fri May 30 10:48:25 EDT 2008

So long as *someone* is willing to maintain the the rc.d scripts, I'm
fine with keeping them around. Personally, I have always used the
inittab method--I think it _is_ documented somewhere as The Best Way
To Do Things =)

If we ever reach a point where devs don't want to maintain this kind
of fluff, we could look at the deprecating the scripts as mentioned.

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:37 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 5:57 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 6:24 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>>>> One should start kdm via inittab.
>>> I agree with Pierre, except for the rc.d script point - too many
>>> people use it, and all the other login managers have rc.d scripts to.
>> Isn't there a little problem here?
>> People should use inittab, yet many people use rc.d scripts.
>> It is probably not a big deal since I guess both methods usually work
>> fine, but maybe it should be somehow made clearer that inittab is the
>> preferred way.
>> For example by deprecating the rc.d scripts and planning a future
>> removal instead of removing them now.
> Who said people should use inittab? Is this documented somewhere as
> The Only Way To Ever Do Things? I use the slim rc.d script and have
> for ages. I don't see anything wrong with providing choice.

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