many problems with rxvt
Suhaib M. Siddiqi
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999
> > > BTW, rxvt runs without an X server. I think, this is because the
> > > Xlibraries are linked statically with the application.
> > it is other way around.
> What exactly do you mean by "it is the other way around"? I was under the
> impression that the porter of rxvt created a set of MOTIF emulation functions
> that were required by rxvt.
I agree with that. I mean, not staticaly linked X11 libraries. He created specific set of MOTIF
emulations, that means he did not use MOTIF and X11 libraries for linking. Linking against MOTIF or
X libraries will require an X server. That is my understanding..
> > >Why cant all other
> > > X based utilities be made in a similar manner?
> > >
> > it is not possible. to make an application runs without X is a major
> > chore and requires re-writing code from ground up.
> Therefore, it isn't impossible. It just requires some work.
Of course it is possible. It will require rewriting sources for each application.
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