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RE: kde 1.1.2 under win95
- To: "Cygwin-Xfree" <cygwin-xfree at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: RE: kde 1.1.2 under win95
- From: "Ralf Habacker" <Ralf dot Habacker at freenet dot de>
- Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 09:02:40 +0200
> > Ralf,
> > I flagged this message for a follow-up, but I never got around to it. I'd
> > like to get some more information and address the issues that I can.
> > > 1. Installing
> > > XInstall.sh breaks with a
> > > syntax error in line 1246 near then
> > > if [ X"$VARDIST" != X ]; then
> > > Editing this file with vi and reentering a new line makes
> > > in working.
> > > After dowloading the newest Xinstall.sh the problem stays.
> > I've not heard of a single corroborating report. I cannot offer any hints,
> > and I can't suspect that something is really wrong with XInstall.sh.
> > Assuming that vi was running under Cygwin, I would wager a guess that you
> > either had multiple copies of cygwin1.dll on your system, or you were using
> > a really old version of cygwin1.dll (or perhaps a snapshot). I'm guessing
> > that running vi changed the system state sufficiently that the script was
> > processed correctly. In other words, I think that the edit you made
> > probably did not have a direct beneficial effect.
> > > 4. Very slow performance
> > > - Starting xfree with startxwin9x.bat needs several minutes to
> > > get running
> > > xterm.
> > > - Doing a ls -l /bin with a full installed cygwin needs one
> > > minutes to show
> > > all the files.
> > > - Starting kde needs about 5 minutes and at least kwm hangs.
> > That is not normal at all, though I have seen it on occassion when I have
> > messed things up; you could try the latest Server Test Series release.
> > However, this furthers my suspicions of multiple copies of cygwin1.dll.
> > > 5. XWin hangs
> > > Sometimes Xwin crashes.
> > > After some tries startxwin9x.bat hangs immediately.
> > Either an unstable Server Test Series release, or multiple copies of
> > cygwin1.dll.
> > > 6. Clicking on the server background shows no text (perhaps a
> > > font missing, I
> > > have installed only the basic font archive with Xinstall.sh)
> > It won't show any text if you aren't running a window manager that does so.
> > It would be logical that the font may be missing, but my guess is that the
> > window manager would be smart enough to fall back on a default font, rather
> > than not displaying anything at all.
> > > After the first tests I tried a xfree 4.0.3 release which I have
> > > used for with
> > > kde 1.1.2 under Windows 2000/NT with the same results.
> > In that case, I'm going to say that your problems are due either to your
> > installation of Cygwin
> I think so, the problems depends on cygwin(perhaps a little on the xserver).
> My test of kde 1.1.2 with win95 shows that the xlib works well and as
> I recognized this problems with the xfree server I have tried exceed,
> which world well too. So I have seen that kde should work, I don't
> speed more time for analysing of my very limited time and big
> problems with ld and libtool.
Sorry, I have written garbage, it should sound like ...
My test of kde 1.1.2 with win95 shows that the xlib works well and as
I recognized this problems with the xfree server I have tried exceed,
which !works! well too. So !as! I have seen that kde should work, I don't
!spend! more time for analysing !because! of my very limited time and big
problems with ld and libtool.
> What I can do, is to install current cygwin 1.3.3 and see how it works.
> After that we can talk about the test server binaries.
> BTW: Is there anybody else who can do this ? Doing this need not very
> deep knowledge but some time to verify, because currently I'm working
> on porting kde2 and have some socket problems with klauncher. When
> this is solved, I thing the first alpha version of kde 2 is ready soon.