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Re: [ITP] xlaunch (experimental)
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:50:48 -0400
- Subject: Re: [ITP] xlaunch (experimental)
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- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 05:38:38PM +0000, 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 . 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
>I've done some work to make it functional on cygwin, but it probably needs a
>bit more work to be truly useful.
>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"
>Being the work of several hands, unfortunately several licenses apply to the
>source. Parts are under the X11 license, parts are under the GPLv3 license,
>and parts have been dedicated to the public domain.
As far as I'm concerned, you don't need anyone's permission to package
an Xorg-related application. The licenses are similar to other packages
in the distro. I did glance at the package layout and it seems fine so
feel free to upload this. I'll bet it will save you some cygwin-xfree