Subject: Re: simplifying htdocs build procedure (long term)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rui Paulo <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2006 18:53:22
"Ulrich Habel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> If you mean X11 as a running X11 server, it is not needed.
>> However, some graphics manipulation tools depend on X11
>> libraries and some depend on Gnome components (XML parser
>> and so on). Should we eliminate dependency on such libraries, too?
> I think the tools should use standard packages. Nearly every developer
> has X installed - most of them will have the tools which are needed to
> develop already installed like libxml, libxslt. etc. I don't think it's
> a good idea to tell a developer about installing specialized versions of
> tools just because there is a X11 library dependancy.
No one is asking to install anything in special. The tools are equal
for everyone building the site.
> Btw. - having X11 libs installed is just a few megabytes more - that
> can't be a big issue. Cleaning up old documentation and old list files
> and some eps-things might save more harddrive space.
The problem is not disk space. For a number of reasons (including
security) you should not have X11 installed where you won't need it.
Rui Paulo - email@example.com