Subject: Re: windowmaker -> ${PREFIX}? Why?
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/12/2004 11:53:41
Hash: SHA1

Thus spake Nathan J. Williams ("NJW> ") sometime Today...

NJW> Your question has been answered, but why do you want to do that? Is it
NJW> really your belief that it is useful to segregate X-using programs
NJW> away from non-X using ones? The existing segregation is based on where
NJW> the programs came from (xsrc tree vs. elsewhere), which seems like a
NJW> much more useful distinction to make - especially when, say, you need
NJW> to upgrade X.

if you need to upgrade X, you're affecting programs which use those libraries,
possibly casting them into a state of unusability, no?

to me, it *is* useful to separate X-using programs from non-X-using programs.
For example, if I'm not running X, I don't need /usr/X11/bin in my path.

It's just a matter of preference of organisation, is all.

I was just surprised -- I'd been out of the lists since March until
recently, and didn't know the change had gone in.

Speaking of the xsrc tree, do we set the LITE setting by default in the
xfreetype lib (the one that disables antialiasing etc)?  Ditto the
xtt lib?  My fonts look like krapp lately, since I upgraded my X.

NJW>         - Nathan

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