Further notes on 7.4

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 15:22:25 PDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> Note that almost all of the graphics demos and core font utilities are
> gone in that list.  Yes, this is intentional.  xeyes is not a critical
> component of the modern desktop.  Run them if you want, but they're not
> part of the core release anymore.

Just a couple thoughts looking over the pruned list. I'm not
necessarily pushing for these to go back in, but just considering both
sides of the coin.

- twm/xdm: Certainly legacy in the window/display manager world, but
it seems strange to install X without one of each. Also, the default
xinitrc runs twm, xclock and xterm, none of which would be available
with the core X installation.

- makedepend: The mesa build depends on this, so you can't get through
a standard X build without it.

- imake/xorg-cf-files: Sadly, some 3rd party X packages still use imake.


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