Packaged X Server for easy use

Joseph Miller
Tue Dec 7 21:34:00 GMT 2004

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On Tuesday 07 December 2004 3:09 pm, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 02:53:19PM -0500, Joseph Miller wrote:
> >I do realize that you do not have to install the entire cygwin
> >installation but can use setup.exe and customize it, but I just don't
> >think that even that would suffice for what I was looking for.  What
> >many users who were only looking for an X Server would not like about
> >that is the whole situation with launching a bash session from batch
> >file and having to work with mounts, etc.  That was really what I meant
> >by the Cygwin environment.  With my project, those things still exist
> >but are never seen by the user.
> You don't have to launch a bash session from a batch file.  You don't
> have to work with mounts.
> If you were so inclined, you could work within the cygwin release to try
> to accommodate the needs of the "many users".  But, I understand the
> allure of just doing things your own way rather than trying to gather
> consensus and working with others.
> All the more reason for a completely different mailing list...
> cgf

I would be more than happy to work within the cygwin release for this project.  
I do not pretend that I would want to maintain this project for an eternity 
myself and I would prefer a larger community to work within.  How do you 
forsee that this should integrate with the Cygwin project?  I have thought 
about an alternate version that would call XWin from inside the Cygwin 
installation for those who already have it installed, but I just haven't done 
it yet.

As to the mounts, I had some problems with getting XWin to run without them 
because of /tmp requirements and font paths.  How would I call XWin without 
the mounts and get those to work?  Please advise.

- -Joseph
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