FW: Win32 XServer

Suhaib M. Siddiqi ssiddiqi@inspirepharm.com
Wed Nov 17 17:58:00 GMT 1999

Ignore all those who said it cannot be done.  I know few of them
who are saying NO, have some reasons behind it, which I mentioned in my
mails yesterday.

for now try to hack the setruid.  I believe, Corinna Vinschen can give
a better advice on it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike MacDonald [ mailto:mmacdona@tsi.gte.com ]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 11:27 AM
> To: 'Suhaib Siddiqi'
> Cc: 'Cygwin-Xfree@Sourceware.Cygnus.Com'
> Subject: RE: FW: Win32 XServer
> 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
> Siddiqi
> 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
> 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
> understood
> 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
> xfree86.org
> refuses to accept our patches.
> Suhaib

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