Subject: xf-3.1 is BIG
To: Gerd Truschinski <>
From: Matthieu Herrb <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/07/1994 08:42:28
You wrote (in your message from Fri  7)
 > Could someone tell me why the new binaries of XFree-3.1 are so big?

Because the 3.1 binaries include both PEX and XIE extensions by
default. They were not in 2.x binaries. A server without these
extensions is still a little bigger than the 2.1.1 but in a more
reasonable proportion.

You can easily build a server without the extensions you won't use
with the linkkit. Follow the instructions in <X11R6>/lib/Server/README
to configure and buil the servers you want.