Subject: Re: Unifying the handling for xsrc, XFree86, and freedesktop
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 02/05/2004 11:20:19
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Marc Recht wrote:
> IMHO the user has the right to shoot himself in the food. So, if the user
> decides to rather install an incomplete(?) distribution of X11 (fdo.org)
> he/her should be able to do so. But, IMHO most of the fdo.org stuff should
> remain in pkgsrc-wip until it's (more) finished.
As it is now, the freedesktop.org xlibs are very useful for installing
various X clients. This can help with systems that do not need a full X,
but do have a few required software that need some X libraries. I have
been using various X clients (like rxvt and aterm) on some remote systems
(using freedesktop.org xlibs).
Jeremy C. Reed