Call for testing screen-profiles

Mark Schouten mark at
Fri Jan 16 09:43:09 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 08:02:00AM +0900, Onno Benschop wrote:
> I have no particular preference on the issue, but I would like to throw
> the following into the ring.
>     * At one point I recall a discussion about making screen
>       automatically start when connecting to a server. Is that still the
>       case? Will that affect the outcome of this discussion?

I would not like to see screen started by default but leave it
configurable, like it is now.

>     * Would it be useful to make the default the same as screen has,
>       seeing that it's using screen, but make it configurable - system
>       wide, using dpkg-reconfigure. It could be smart enough to notice
>       that emacs is already installed - who uses that ;-) - and alert
>       the administrator.


>     * Are we talking about installing this by default - seeing that
>       emacs doesn't appear to be installed by default.

afaic screen is installed by default. I install it anyway. :)

Mark Schouten <mark at>

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