RFC: xfwm: can we drop old rc file support ?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 14:22:16 CEST 2022

On Tue, 25 Oct 2022 at 13:59, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
<lkml at metux.net> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> in xfwm we're still supporting the old xwfm4rc file. If I'm correct, it
> gets loaded before xfconf and later on these values are also written
> back to xfconf (automatic migration). So, unless somebody upgrading from
> a very old version, everybody should already have migrated his rc
> settings to xfconf, long ago.
> IMHO, the only reason for keeping xfwm4rc is for people who still do
> active changes there, eg. some automatic provisioning - and those cases
> would be very old systems that won't receive automatic upgrades anyways.
> Is there anybody out there who's still using this file ?
> Or can we just drop it and reduce a lot of complexity here ?

We must keep the default file - also the same code is used to load
themes settings, so you cannot remove the bulk of the rc code.

I do not think that removing the parsing of xfwm4rc alone would buy
you much here.


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