Subject: Re: Getting started with modular xorg
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 08/05/2007 09:39:18
On Sun, 5 Aug 2007 15:28:18 +0200
Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 11:30:18PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > More seriously -- not having any terminal emulator (and if there is
> > one, I missed it several times) is, I think, a mistake. It
> > violates the rule of least surprise, always a bad thing.
> Like I said, I think it violates POLA as well to include something
> that is not part of modular Xorg. We had a similiar situation with
> xorg-clients, as that always shipped way to ancient version of xterm.
> I don't mind that much whether or not it is included, but it feels not
> right to call it a modular Xorg component.
OK -- but what about a MESSAGE warning people?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb