HEADS-UP: Modular X11 (ALL maintainers, please read)

James R. Phillips antiskid56-cygwin@yahoo.com
Mon Apr 17 13:01:00 GMT 2006

--- "Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:

> I have been working on packaging the new, modular X11R7.0 for Cygwin for 
> the last few weeks.

Mega-gold-stars for you!
> SECOND, the following packages install into /usr/X11R6.  These should be 
> repackaged into /usr ASAP after the X11R7.0 upgrade:


> ghostscript-x11 [2]



> [2] ghostscript currently provides two sets of executables; a non-X 
> version in /usr and an X version in /usr/X11R6.  What is the reasoning 
> for this, and is it really necessary?

It is necessary if you want to have a ghostscript version that does not depend
on X.  Maybe this will be less important now, with the modular X, but I suspect
it is still important.  ghostscript functions just fine as a command-line
filter, so many folks would prefer to have the non-X version.  The X version
has the additional capability to write a bitmap rendering to an X client - I
think that is about the only difference.

I'll take a look at how Debian or Ubuntu handle it, and see if I can
shamelessly copy their ideas.

Jim Phillips

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