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Re: switching remaining platforms to modular X by default

On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 10:22:15AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 09:57:02AM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 3) we need a good way to cross-compile X11 libraries and basic tools
> >    (e.g. xterm, twm). The server alone is useless.
> And:
>  4) We need to hook the (few) people that work on X for strange hardware
>     to pkgsrc X. And catch up with all the native changes.
> But Manuel's point is the show-stopper for that.
> Most people here probably never tried to use pkgsrc on anything with <
> 1 GHz cpu. Compiling Firefox C++ code with gcc is blindingly fast on
> such machines compared to make grinding through pkgsrc makefiles.

CPU speed isn't the only problem. There are embeeded platforms where
disk space is very limited, and the limited network capacities
doesn't allow building over NFS as an option.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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