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Re: Changing default X11_TYPE from native to modular for some platforms

On 13 September 2011 12:28, Hauke Fath <> wrote:
> At 18:08 Uhr +0100 12.09.2011, David Brownlee wrote:
> [netbsd-4 using modular X11]
>>I agree its not ideal. If they were not building X11 apps then they
>>will not notice any change. If they were now at least they have a
>>better chance of being able to build them...
>>I don't see why its !(i386 || amd64)  - surely all ports will be
>>equally affected - or was that a reference to performance?
> It was. Native X11 I can cross-build on a faster machine. That's one of the
> main reasons for having X11 in base, isn't it?
> How many packages does modular X11 consist of, typically? And they'll want
> to get re-built whenever png, jpeg, perl & friends see an update. If one of
> the packages doesn't build then - too bad, it's tier two, after all. No
> xterm this week...

There is nothing stopping them from continuing to use xterm and other
native X apps from base. They can certainly build the xterm from
pkgsrc, but there is no requirement.

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