Subject: Re: firefox and gtk2
To: Shin'ichiro TAYA <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/05/2005 23:33:00
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Shin'ichiro TAYA wrote:

> Jan Schaumann suggested following idea.
> Jan Schaumann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Some time ago, you switched firefox to use gtk2.  Not every user may
>> want that, though.  Instead of hardcoding the MOZILLA_USE_GTK2 variable
>> into the makefile, could you turn it into a knob that can be set by the
>> user?
>> Thanks,
>> -Jan
> It's not so difficult to do this.
> But I worry about following issues.
> (1)Is it OK for pkgsrc to have configure options that makes huge difference?
> I known about PKG_OPTIONS and many packages are configurable.
> But they does not make large difference.
> (2)Is this OK for the packages that depends firefox?
> It is sometime gtk1 based, sometime gkt2 based, depends on the variable.
> It would be the problem expecially for binary packages.

 	We have firefox-gtk1. I prefer that approach.

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