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[Bug-XBoard] [bug #22853] man page should not refer to .Xdefaults

From: Tim Mann
Subject: [Bug-XBoard] [bug #22853] man page should not refer to .Xdefaults
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 18:15:06 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #22853 (project xboard):

Your "clarification" is wrong.  xboard reads resources in the standard way
for Xt apps, by calling XtAppInitialize.  This gets the resources that are
stored in the X server itself (the ones you can see by typing xrdb -query; see
"man xrdb" for details) and those that are in the file ~/XBoard.

When you start X, "startx" or whatever desktop environment you use reads some
default resources from a file and sets them into the X server using xrdb.  The
standard name of this file was .Xdefaults many years ago, but now it's
.Xresources.  xboard, like other apps, sees these resources only because of
that initialization.

So, the only bug here is that xboard should not be referring to the obsolete
file name ".Xdefaults" in its man page.


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