Various window managers need startup services.

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We have gnome and xfce with services to start them ingnu/services/desktop.scm.
We should add services for:
* xmonad* awesome* ratpoison* windowmaker* sawfish* openbox* guile-wm* i3-wm* evilwm* dwm* bspwm
And the ones I probably forgot due to bad keywords in theirdescription.-- ♥Ⓐ ng0Current Keys: https://we.make.ritual.n0.is/ng0.txtFor non-prism friendly talk find me on http://www.psyced.org
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 3 Aug 2016 22:45
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ng0 <ng0@we.make.ritual.n0.is> skribis:
Toggle quote (17 lines)> We have gnome and xfce with services to start them in> gnu/services/desktop.scm.>> We should add services for:>> * xmonad> * awesome> * ratpoison> * windowmaker> * sawfish> * openbox> * guile-wm> * i3-wm> * evilwm> * dwm> * bspwm
Unlike full-blown desktop environments (GNOME, Xfce, KDE), I don’t thinkany of these window managers needs a service, because they typically fitin one package with just one command that needs to be launched.
Compare this with ‘gnome-service-type’, which needs to extend Polkit andto add a whole bunch of packages to /run/current-system/profile so thatit can work.
ratpoison doesn’t need anything like that. :-)
I’m closing this bug, but let me know if you think I’m overlookingsomething!
Thank you,Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 3 Aug 2016 22:45
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Re: bug#24146: Various window managers need startup services.
(name . Ludovic Courtès)(address . ludo@gnu.org)(address . 24146@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi,
Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:
Toggle quote (36 lines)> ng0 <ng0@we.make.ritual.n0.is> skribis:>>> We have gnome and xfce with services to start them in>> gnu/services/desktop.scm.>>>> We should add services for:>>>> * xmonad>> * awesome>> * ratpoison>> * windowmaker>> * sawfish>> * openbox>> * guile-wm>> * i3-wm>> * evilwm>> * dwm>> * bspwm>> Unlike full-blown desktop environments (GNOME, Xfce, KDE), I don’t think> any of these window managers needs a service, because they typically fit> in one package with just one command that needs to be launched.>> Compare this with ‘gnome-service-type’, which needs to extend Polkit and> to add a whole bunch of packages to /run/current-system/profile so that> it can work.>> ratpoison doesn’t need anything like that. :-)>> I’m closing this bug, but let me know if you think I’m overlooking> something!>> Thank you,> Ludo’.

Am I overlooking something then?
Is a service what is required to make them selectable (cycle by pressingF1) in the SLIM login?I know that they all can be started just with one command, but havingthem in SLIM would make it more visible as long as we use SLIM.
We could also have system config parts for them, for example to makethe awesome-wm config adjustable in the system.-- ♥Ⓐ ng0Current Keys: https://we.make.ritual.n0.is/ng0.txtFor non-prism friendly talk find me on http://www.psyced.org
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 4 Aug 2016 01:27
(name . ng0)(address . ng0@we.make.ritual.n0.is)(address . 24146@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi,
ng0 <ng0@we.make.ritual.n0.is> skribis:
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Is a service what is required to make them selectable (cycle by pressing> F1) in the SLIM login?
No, all you need is to add them to the ‘packages’ field of the OS, as inthe example at (search for “lightweight window managers”):
https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/html_node/Using-the-Configuration-System.html#System-Services
HTH!
Ludo’.
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