[Xcb] [PATCH:xwininfo 1/2] Handle non-latin-1 window names

Mark Kettenis mark.kettenis at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 30 11:14:53 PDT 2010

> From: Mikhail Gusarov <dottedmag at dottedmag.net>
> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:24:06 +0700
> Twas brillig at 18:02:56 30.06.2010 UTC+02 when mark.kettenis at xs4all.nl did gyre and gimble:
>  >>  MK> Sorry, but iconv isn't available everywhere; OpenBSD for example
>  >>  MK> doesn't have it.
>  >> 
>  >> Then on OpenBSD xwininfo will have to link with libiconv.
>  MK> Which part of "OpenBSD doesn't have iconv" did you fail to understand?
> "OpenBSD". You did not mention whether it's kenel, basesystem or
> ports. Anyway, there is separate BSD-licensed libiconv (or was it
> libbiconv?) which can be compiled anywhere.

We don't really distinguish between kernel and basesystem.  There is a
port of GNU iconv available for installation on OpenBSD, but since
Xorg is part of the base system, it can't depend on it.

I wasn't aware of a BSD-licensed libiconv; I'll have a look at it and
see if it's usable for integration in OpenBSD.

> PS: is it typical OpenBSDish attitude?

Sorry, but your origional reply cam across to me as rather unhelpful.

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