Subject: Re: /x11/wxGTK is a wrong package, please do WxWidgets package instead
To: None <>
From: timofonic <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/15/2006 13:30:40
On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 15:40:05 +0100, joerg wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 04:22:36AM +0100, timofonic timofonic wrote:
>> /x11/wxGTK is a wrong package, because there aren't packages per
>> support of each widget system in WxWidgets, but only options for
>> building the supported different ones (wxMSW/wxWin32/wxWinCE, wxX11,
>> wxGTK, wxMotif, wxNano-X, wxMicrowindows, wxMGL, wxCocoa, wxMac,
>> wxOS2). It can be harder to write a package per toolkit supported and
>> doing one instead with options for custom building, but I think pkgsrc
>> experts will know how to manage this problem in the package.
> WTF. First I have trouble parsing your sentences.
Sorry, I'm not native English and my english is bad. I did seen an email
address in and replied, I thinked it was some kind of internal
mailing list but now I know what is. Sorry, newbie's stupid manners.

> Second it doesn't make
> much sense what I did recover from them. wxGTK is named so because it is
> wxWidgets for GTK and even the upstream versions is named -- oh wonder
> -- wxGTK. Adding a bunch of other toolkits wasn't a needed feature and
> until someone steps up to do the work, I don't think anyone who dealt
> with this package before is very interested in doing so.
I didn't know that. Sorry. I think that's not a reason for doing it,
because many pkgsrc supported platforms uses other widgets as native (as
Motif), but I'm not a pkgsrc developer/maintainer so OK.
> Joerg