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Re: Time to update x11/xsnow?

Michael Bäuerle <> writes:

> Marc Baudoin wrote:
>> The x11/xsnow package uses the very old 1.42 version of xsnow
>> from its original author (I believe it's something like 20 years
>> old) which have issues with some desktop environments.
>> Development of xsnow has recently been carried out by Willem
>> Vermin and I've been in touch with him so that the
>> soon-to-be-released version 3.1.8 should compile properly
>> out-of-the-box on NetBSD.
>> The current xsnow Web site is:
>> Time to update pkgsrc?
> I like xsnow, so +1 in general.
> The use of C++ and the heavy dependencies of the new versions don't
> look good on the other side.
> There is now a draft wip/xsnow package (not working yet) for version
> 3.1.7. That can be updated for testing after 3.1.8 is released.

Anyone is welcome to get an account for pkgsrc-wip and prepare a package
for the update.

Generally for a superceding fork we check with the old upstream, if
that's doable.

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