IMPORTANT: Changed default in xfwm4 to *not* run in daemon mode by default

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Fri Jan 10 12:15:34 CET 2003

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:03:44 +0100 (CET)
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've changed the default behaviour of xfwm4 *NOT* to switch to daemon
> mode by default, as opposed as before.
> Use "xfwm4 --daemon" to get the previous default.
> And, please, please, update your .xinitrc (or whatever startup script
> you use) to run "xfwm4 --daemon" instead of just "xfwm4" as before.
> Jasper, I'm affraid you'll have to update the site with this... As
> will have to other spanish and french translators of the site.
> This changed occured because most expect a window manager not to
> switch to daemon mode (especially session managers), so it's more
> "standard" to default to others' practice.
> Sorry for the inconvenience this might cause (I can already imagine
> the tons of"error reports" we'll get on this list and IRC because of
> this!)

hehe, no problem, I'll just say it's your fault :)

BTW, it may be a good idea to post this on the xfce list as well.


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