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Re: [ITP] xlaunch (experimental)

On 2012-03-11 12:38, Jon TURNEY wrote:

xlaunch is a simple Windows GUI tool for starting XWin.

xlaunch was written by Alexander Gottwald in 2005, and is included with the
Xming and VcxSrvX Windows X servers (which derive from the same upstream
sources as the cygwin X server).

I'd like to package this as:

- It simplifies launching the X server with custom options, avoiding the
complex instructions in FAQ 4.2 [1].  It also avoids the forward-compatibility
problems those instructions might have.

- It also makes it possible to automate starting XWin and a remote X client
without writing custom scripts.

- It might help to make running complex desktop environments in windowed mode
work out-of-the-box.

I've done some work to make it functional on cygwin, but it probably needs a
bit more work to be truly useful.


category: X11
requires: libxml2 libX11_6 libstdc++6 bash mintty keychain xorg-server
sdesc: "GUI tool for configuring and starting the XWin X server"
ldesc: "GUI tool for configuring and starting the XWin X server"



1) The default HtmlHelp SDK location is incorrect for Win64 systems (the SDK is 32bit, so installs by default under "C:\Program Files (x86)").

2) You need to add a rule to build xlaunch.hhp:

Making all in htmlhelp
make[1]: Entering directory `${B}/htmlhelp'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `${S}/xlaunch.hhp', needed by `xlaunch.chm'. Stop.

3) Where is


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