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[ANNOUNCEMENT] NEW: libXpm-noX-3.5.6-1, libXpm-noX-devel-3.5.6-1, libXpm-noX_4-3.5.6-1

The libXpm-noX packages provide a version of the Xpm image format library compiled to NOT require the use of an X server. These packages are the successors to the old xpm-nox package (which now contains only the old DLL, for compatibility purposes).

See the related announcement
Updated: xpm-nox-4.2.0-6

Changes (from xpm-nox-4.2.0-5) -------------------- o rename the entire project from 'xpm-nox' to 'libXpm-noX' o switch to cygport build framework + Note: 'cygport libXpm-noX-3.5.6 get' requires git, which is not part of the official cygwin distribution. However, a regular build (prep, build, install, pkg) will work fine without git. o split into three packages: DLL, devel, apps & docs o update to latest version of the library from the modular repository

What is "libXpm-noX-3.5.6"? I thought the most recent xpm was 3.4k.
Or, your last several releases of xpm-nox have had version numbers like 4.2.0 or 4.3.0. Where'd you get 3.5.6?

  In the 'modularization' work undertaken by the team,
  all X libraries (including xpm) were modified so that they
  would build using traditional GNU build tools: autoconf,
  automake, libtool.  This effort was finalized with the release
  of X11R7.0 in December 2005.  However, each individual library
  has its own (new) version number -- because the idea is that
  modular libraries may be released on a rolling schedule, and
  not all-at-once like the monolithic (pre-7.0) X11.

  So, the most recent version of libXpm from the modular
  tree is 3.5.6.  Clear?

This is also the reason I renamed the entire package set from "xpm-nox" to "libXpm-noX" -- I figured it would inevitably lead to problems if I tried to force setup.exe to always replace 4.whatever with the "newer" 3.whatever.

-- Charles Wilson libXpm-noX volunteer maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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