I can't get xfwm4 to load today after rebuilding from CVS. It complains with
missing value for option up_workspace_key
missing value for option down_workspace_key
missing value for option left_workspace_key
missing value for option right_workspace_key
missing value for option move_window_up_workspace_key
missing value for option move_window_down_workspace_key
missing value for option move_window_left_workspace_key
missing value for option move_window_right_workspace_key
** (xfwm4:4871): WARNING **: xfwm4: Missing values in defaults file
** (xfwm4:4871): WARNING **: xfwm4: Missing data from default files
Either your install is incomplete or you have a
$HOME/.themes/Default/xfwm4/keythemerc that should be removed.
Yes, that did it; sorry for polluting the bugs.
You're not polluting the bugs, we have a major problem here and it has never
been addressed although I already reported it on the dev ML.
It is "illegal" to create a custom Default keythemerc because the defaults are
to be used when other data are missing. Problem is the keyboard shortcut editor
is creating that $HOME/.themes/Default/xfwm4/keythemerc causing the bug you saw.
I shall change xfwm4 so that it ignores that file (it's not the first time we
get sucha report, and I think that preventing the WM to start is a major
proble), but that means the the keyboard shortcut won't work anymore. So if that
issue is not addressed before the beta1 release, I shall remove the keyboard
shortcut editor all together.
I took a more "pragmatic" approach. Custom defaults are now merged with system
defaults so I guess that fixes the issue all together in a smooth, simple way...