xterm doesn't start minimized (tested with Gnome (metacity) and WindowMaker).
This is probably an upstream bug but I didn't see it fixed in the changelog of
more recent versions. The xterm author says he "respond[s] to bug reports in a
number of bug-tracking systems" so I figure this one will do!
I've emailed him the link to this bug.
This sounds like one I noticed a few months ago. I think
I mentioned it in discussion of a bug report, but it's a
separate issue. My note on it says:
oops -iconic doesn't work (in fvwm it starts to iconify, then bounces up)
That breaks with the toolbar option.
tek4014 doesn't start iconified anyway.
Oops, sorry I didn't see that note anywhere.
Did you mean that this issue is fixed in a version of xterm > patch #205?
no - I meant that I saw it, spent a little time investigating it
without seeing the solution, but (given the context of 203-206),
was spending most of my time on other problems. I hadn't tested
that on other window managers. It's possible that the cause is
from doing some operation on a child window rather than the shell.
I kept that in mind as I was making layout fixes - I recall coming
across some that weren't, but have the impression those fixes were
in 204 or 205. (I'll retest this report against #207, of course).
I see the problem now - earlier I was looking in the wrong place.
There's an XtParent() in main.c that should be SHELL_OF().
That seems to work, will be in #208.
Marking resolved LATER, I'll close it when 208 is in the tree.
Version 208 is out which has a fix for this bug. Request a bump in portage.