[texdoc] [tex-live] Desktop environment and texdoc viewers

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Dec 31 12:40:43 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 01:42:46AM +0100, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just uploaded an update to texdoc so that it tries to detect the current
> desktop environment (KDE, GNOME, XFCE) and use the appropriate viewers. It
> should be in the net updates tomorrow or the day after, depending on the mirror
> used ('texdoc -v' should say 0.61).
> For obvious reasons, it's quite inconvenient for me to test that the detection
> actually works ok in real live environments. So I would be grateful if you could
> test it in your usual environments.
> You can use 'texdoc --debug=view live' and check that the viewer used is:
> - kde-open for a KDE4 sessions
> - kfmclient for older KDE sessions
> - gnome-open for GNOME sessions
> - exo-open for XFCE sessions
> - anything *else* if not running a full session of one of the above environments.

OK as to `anything *else*'

In a gnome session on another system I noticed that
GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID had a value this-is-deprecated, but
gnome-open was still used.

Siep Kroonenberg

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