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Re: Recent upgrade to wish leads to a problem

On 3/1/2012 8:05 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
[your mailer doesn't set In-Reply-To correctly, which means you are
starting a bunch of new threads instead of replying in-thread]

On 03/01/2012 10:53 AM, Matt Seitz (matseitz) wrote:
"Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" wrote:
Using X requires user intervention to start an X server first.  No
amount of automatic dependencies will change this, and therefore I
expect that the number of questions would change one iota.

You don't think that Setup telling the user "package xyz requires package xinit" might at least tip off some users that running xyz now requires starting an X server?

Even if it doesn't reduce the questions, would it at least reduce the
problem of users now having to run Setup a second time to download and
install the xinit package?

While I can't control whether Yaakov adds xinit as a dependency to tcl-tk, I personally wouldn't mind adding xinit as a prereq to gitk and git-gui, since I maintain that package. There's still that annoyance factor that just depending on xinit won't get X running, but at least it will let you download all the bits in one run of setup.exe instead of hitting the FAQ and finding out you have to rerun setup.exe.

Eric, I understand the logic of Yaakov, but I expect that 99.9% of user using git-gui will use the x-server on cygwin.

At least the mantainer of  clisp-clx had the same thought
about its package:

sdesc: "The new-clx module linkset for clisp"
ldesc: "This is the linkset full+new-clx for X.Org."
category: Interpreters
requires: clisp xorg-server libXpm4 libXt6 cygwin

So your proposal for gittk and git-gui fits in the same view


Regards Marco

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