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Re: XFree86 Build for 1.5.0/1

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, David Rothenberger wrote:

> Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> > 
> > I have never subscribed to this mailing list before, but it looks like
> > this is where the real business of Cygwin takes place.  I started
> > reading the archives of the 1.5.0/1 discussion today and realized that
> > some other people might be waiting for me to release an updated build of
> > XFree86 for 1.5.0/1.  In any case, if I don't start working out the
> > kinks of such a rebuild I will probably never get it right.
> > 
> > Just wanted to drop a heads-up here that I will be starting work on this
> > shortly.  I am now subscribed to the list, so you can reach me here or
> > on cygwin-xfree with questions/suggestions.
> I would suggest starting with XFree86-bin, since this contains all the
> libraries, right?  Once the libraries are released, other people can
> start compiling XFree86 packages for 1.5.x (or their own X apps).  The
> actual apps can come along piecemeal after that, I think.
> I don't think X apps compiled with 1.5.1 against the old 1.3.x X
> libraries will work.
> But, I am not a Cygwin expert (IANACE), so hopefully others on this list
> will correct me if needed.

I Am Not A Cygwin Expert? That's a new one of the OLOCA...

Aaah yes. If the XFree86 packages use other packages' libraries then you will 
have to wait until they are updated before updating the XFree86 packages.


Elfyn McBratney, EMCB  |  |       |  wwwauth-users AT nongnu DOT org

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