rene at exactcode.de
Thu Jun 29 05:14:44 PDT 2006
On Thursday 29 June 2006 14:08, conon wrote:
> On Thursday 29 June 2006 19:48, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 07:28:08AM +0800, conon wrote:
> > > So you suggest that Xorg abandon the user who wishes to compile X11
> > > themselves ?
> > If you wish to compile the _entirety_ of X11, because your distribution
> > for some reason doesn't have any of it packaged, or you just want to do
> > it for fun, then you're crossing the line from user into developer.
> > > Every on seems to only think that because they like the new format
> > > then everyone should like it.
> > After a ton of initial pain, most developers seem to really like it, and
> > feel it makes their lives easier. Packagers are almost unanimous in
> > loving it. In terms of people who build X, X developers and packagers
> > are the stated audience.
> I use LFS because I wasnt getting what I needed from a distribution.
> Just because I compile from source doesnt make me a developer.
Tried T2, http://t2-project.org?
> If you no longer care about the end user - why develop?
We care about end-users and thus make their single package, e.g.
driver, libX11 update smooth.
> Who is more important - the packager - or the end user?
Both, and both crouds love modular packages and find grained feature or
> There are users who compile from source - for one reason or another.
Yes, Gentoo, T2 and others long have modular X11 and are more than
happy with it ... ,-)
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