Subject: Re: Zoolib & NetBSD...
To: Thorbjorn Jemander <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/02/2001 14:52:29
On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 12:02:43PM +0000, Thorbjorn Jemander wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure this is the right forum for this, if not
> please redirect me to a more appropriate one.
> I have tried to get zoolib (
> to work under NetBSD, but encountered some problems:
> (Zoolib a crossplatform GUI-lib designed for Linux/X, Win, 
> Mac and BeOS.)
> 1. The __unix__ flag doesn't seem to be defined in NetBSD, why?

Don't know; maybe because it's not part of any standart and deprecated ?

> 2. When I run both the demo-apps included, there's no contents
>    in the windows (i.e. no buttons or text or anything, just 
>    "stale" framebuffer contents.). Could this be due to the
>    "special" version of XFree86 that NetBSD has? How major
>    (and which) are the changes from the main XFree86?
>    A pointer will do.

I don't think the problem can be XFree. There's only minor changes from a 
stock XFree86.
Do you have a app-default file installed in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults,
or a properly set XAPPLRESDIR ? I've seen some app behave this way when their
app-default file isn't installed.

> 3. The same question for the Pth-lib for NetBSD.

Same anserw :)

> 4. Who should I contact to get a package "officially" accepted 
>    under NetBSD?

You can discuss special issues in the tech-pkg mailing list, if any.
Then the best is to send your package with send-pr. This way it's recorded
in the gnats database and is easier to track.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.