[PATCH] Make --enable-internationalization default

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Tue Jan 24 15:38:30 PST 2012

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 05:40:11PM -0500, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
> On 12-01-24 05:06 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Thomas Dickey <dickey at his.com> wrote:
> >> Actually the issue relative to xterm was reported over in GenToo this
> >> week.
> > Samuli and I are Gentoo developers
> >
> >> It seems that xorg changes have broken a more than 10-year old
> >> packaging arrangement.
> > Sorry for trying to maintain previously unmaintained software?
> >
> >> That's a bug in your code, and cannot be excused by citing a user request
> >> to provide configurability.
> > Not sure who or what you mean. It was certainly a bug in Gentoo -- I
> > didn't provide a knob to configure this feature.
> >
> I am a bit confused, this is a new X.Org module. Anyway, the comments I

But Xaw3d has been packaged in various places all along.
Lack of involvement by xorg hackers doesn't bear into the matter.
Linux is irrelevant as well in this discussion.

For instance, I see in a quick check the Darwin and FreeBSD ports
as well as NetBSD (pkgsrc) and Solaris (opencsw and sunfreeware).

What is relevant is providing a new version of a long-used
package which drops a major part of its functionality by default.

That only leads to bug reports (and sadly, xorg hackers as a rule
are not proactive in this area, generally expecting everyone who has an
issue to come _here_).

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at invisible-island.net>
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