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Poll: emacs.desktop or emacsclient.desktop?

Which one do you use? Having both is confusing, as noted in [1], so I'm
planning to remove one of them. What do you think should be the default?
Please, write what *you* think/use, not what you guess that other people
might want to use.

For me, it's emacs.desktop, since clicking the desktop icon is then
simply consitent with the rest of the icons. The emacsclient behavior is
just weird.

[1] <a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175969" title="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175969">https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175969</a>

Cheers,

Comments

Re: Poll: emacs.desktop or emacsclient.desktop?

By Michael Schwendt at 01/05/2016 - 07:37

What may be considered confusing at first (and breaks GNOME Shell's New
Window feature, too), compared with the normal emacs.desktop file, the
emacsclient.desktop file always starts the Emacs server in the background,
if not running already. Which means you can access the same buffers from
within any Emacs client window. That's a good feature actually.

I would have found it more natural to start emacsclient with
-c --alternate-editor="emacs", which would only start normal Emacs, if
no server is running already. No daemon => no confusion? This could be
done in a single emacs.desktop file, but oh well, it may not make all
Emacs users happy.

Perhaps the requester of that feature can tell more usage scenarios:
-> <a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/665362" title="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/665362">https://bugzilla.redhat.com/665362</a>

Re: Poll: emacs.desktop or emacsclient.desktop?

By Tom Hughes at 01/05/2016 - 06:27

Agreed, emacs.desktop is the application.

Tom

Re: Poll: emacs.desktop or emacsclient.desktop?

By Jonathan Underwood at 01/05/2016 - 06:33

On 5 Jan 2016 11:28, "Tom Hughes" < ... at compton dot nu> wrote:
Agreed