Subject: Re: xpkgwedge vs. USE_X11 vs. ?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jim Bernard <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/01/1998 17:32:55
On 8 1, Todd Vierling wrote:
> That's precisely why I believe what I said before:  if it uses imake and X,
> okay, but if it should be useable by non-X systems, it _cannot_ use imake.  
> Adding an extra level of abstraction for "imake without X" is both adding
> more confusion and Wrong, as it removes the possibility of a non-X system
> using the package.

  Why not simply make an imake package for such systems?  It's a single,
small directory in xsrc, with essentially a single source file, a local
include file, and Xosdefs.h from the X tree.  Piece o' cake.  Except if
such programs want the standard X config tree to be present too, but even
that shouldn't be a lot of trouble.