FW: Win32 XServer

Mike MacDonald mmacdona@tsi.gte.com
Wed Nov 17 08:27:00 GMT 1999

Alot of people out there telling us it can't be done..  That REALLY pisses
me off.. Anyway, theres a setruid function that I'm missing..  Is it out
there, or do I gotta hack one together?  I had the same problem with Eterm,
I just hacked it out, but I don't know that I want to go around mindlessly
hacking X code :)..  Besides, it might be why Eterm didn't work..  Prolly
not, but who knows?

/usr/src/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c:975: undefined
reference to `setruid'
/usr/src/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c:989: undefined
reference to `setruid'

-----Original Message-----
From: cygwin-xfree-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com
[ mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com]On Behalf Of Suhaib
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 11:14 AM
To: John Fortin
Cc: Cygwin-Xfree@Sourceware.Cygnus.Com
Subject: RE: FW: Win32 XServer

> There seems to be a lot of negativity towards this
> project from others.
> I'm not saying everything will be perfect first time, but
> some of the
> responses are almost rude..
> John

Most of the negative comments about this project are comming from
commercial X server vendors for Windows.
They had often flamed me on XFree86 developers list.  It is
that their business interests are at stake, if we could succeed in
having xfree86 for Win32. Free86 server for Linux has kept
commercial X servers prices under control. A while ago, one xfree86
developer on xfree86 list mentioned that a xfree86 for Win32 may
make several X server vendors for Windows go out of business or
force them to sell their product for 50 bucks like they do for
Linux.  Commercial X server vendors have a tremendous interest in
xfree86.org and a few of them try to impose their will.

Last month when some x servers developers flamed the xygwin-xfree
project on xfree86 developers list, I responded that we would
continue to develop and distribute binaries plus code, even
refuses to accept our patches.


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