Re: Respecting standard X options (diatribe)

On Tue, 07 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, David T. Bath wrote:
> > 
> > Hang on a moment while I don my asbestos suit....
> > 
> > How many of you recall the output of "man X" ?
> >      Finally, most X programs accept a  command  line  option  of
> >      -display displayname to temporarily override the contents of
> >      DISPLAY.  This is most  commonly  used  to  pop  windows  on
> Well, you should be able to use the --display argument, but due to a bug,
> that won't work from gnome applications.  The popt parser in libgnomeui
> converts all the standard gtk command line arguments to --opt=value form
> and passes them to gtk.  Unfortunately, gtk wants the display option in
> the "--opt value" form, so ignores it.  So the environment variable is the
> only way to set that option for gnome programs.
ah so this is whats going on..
quick fix, patch gtk to check for --opt= ? 
any ideas anyone?

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