[Pkg-e-devel] Bug#695740: Bug#695740: e17: '--replace'-option does not work with xfce

Albin Tonnerre lutin at debian.org
Sat Dec 29 17:45:59 UTC 2012

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Andreas Glaeser
<bugs.andreas.glaeser at freenet.de> wrote:

> I am currently using Gnome/e16 on the stable release, and I would like to have XFCE/e17
> on Wheezy. I tried the same in fallback mode with Gnome3 and saw pretty much the same
> output. For systems which do not provide proper hardware-accelleration, where Gnome runs
> in fallback mode, it would make sense to use e17 instead of gnome-shell. Also there is no
> workable port of gnome-shell for powerpc architecture, I think. So could you please make
> this possible ? I tried to replace xfwm some time ago, but had e17 then running instead of
> XFCE, XFCE went on upon exiting e17. The documentation is a bit poor, too. It does not
> tell about available options, looking at the sources did not give me any hint either.

Sorry, I'm slightly confused here. The bugreport talks about the
'--replace' option not working, but there's never been such an option
in E17. Was that meant to be a feature request for the software?

All things considered, it looks like what you're looking for is
actually a way to tell xfce to use e17 as a file manager instead of
xfwm. I don't know XFCE very well, but isn't it possible to disable
xfwm and use the regular applications autostart mechanism to start


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