[Xcb] libxcb on interix (and/or platforms without getaddrinfo())

Markus Duft mduft at gentoo.org
Tue Jun 7 23:53:44 PDT 2011

On 06/07/11 18:20, Peter Harris wrote:
> On 2011-06-07 11:55, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun  7, 2011 at 11:12:53 -0400, Peter Harris wrote:
>>> Regardless, I suggest we accept the patch. IPv4-only isn't very useful
>>> on a general purpose computer any more, but who knows what embedded
>>> systems may have no need for internet connectivity.
>> Making TCP optional would make more sense than using gethostbyname IMO.
> For an embedded system, yes. For Interix, no.
> Windows (being it's own thing, but more closely related to VMS than
> Unix) doesn't have Unix sockets.
> Interix might, but they won't be visible to the common X servers (xming,
> Exceed). Since Interix doesn't include its own X server, a TCP-less
> xcb-on-Interix would be singularly useless.

Exactly. That was what i would have replied :)


> Peter Harris

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