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RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- To: Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk
- Subject: RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- From: Charles G Waldman <cgw at pgt dot com>
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 07:34:58 -0400 (EDT)
- Cc: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- References: <01J0JUCZD5BM00084N@scottish-newcastle.co.uk>
> Here's a summary of what seems to be the state of play, opinion-wise, with
> this at the moment.
> 'BLUE SOCKS' GNU-WIN32 DISTRIBUTION:
> o Xwindows software, eg xterm, to be installed by default (make this easily
This should be optional. If you don't have an X-Server, xterm et al
will be useless. And there's not a good free X-Server we can
distribute with the 'Blue Socks' distribution.
> o I suggest that the following (plus others) are included on the list of
> 'developer' packages:
> Xemacs, Fortran compiler, Pascal compiler, Perl, Tcl/Tk, Graphics libraries
> - such as PNG, etc,
> Expect(?). Networking tools (sendmail?).
Since Perl, Tcl/Tk, XEmacs (as of version 21, to be released RSN) and
the PNG libraries have already been ported to Win32 - as native Win32
programs, that is, not on top of Cygnus - having a second Cygnus
version of these installed is a bit of a pain. Personally, if I'm
going to do Tcl/Tk development on Windows, I'll do it in native mode,
so that when I distribute my programs to Windows users there won't be
Does Cygwin really need its own copies of all the Tcl/Tk stuff, if the
native-mode versions are already installed on the host PC?
> o GIMP v1.0 anyone?
That's a fabulous idea.
> o Available in binary and source forms: NETPBM/PBMplus, GhostScript/Ghostview,
> Apache web server, ....
Again, Ghostscript already compiles natively on Win32. What's the
advantage of having a Cygnus version?
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