[blfs-dev] Xorg Applications

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jul 11 17:05:12 PDT 2012


On 07/11/2012 06:53 PM, Andrew Benton wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:10:01 +0100
> Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>>   I drop a different set, e.g. I drop bdftopcf (I don't use the
>> traditional fonts) and luit (I don't use xterm itself : the book
>> does, so I think luit is required in the book, depending on what
>> languages / locales you need - I might be way off base).
> Xterm doesn't require luit, it's an optional dep. I think you're right,
> xterm uses luit for internationalisation
>
>> Conversely, I use xgamma so that photo prints bear *some*
>> relationship to how the paper looks - saves me a lot of ink, and on
>> my latest machines I also use it to reduce the worst colour-tints
>> from my integrated graphics (must find more time to try my
>> colorhug).
>>
>>   But I agree that some apps can be dropped by some people :) Another
>> difference - I rely on xmodmap to be able to easily type certain
>> obscure glyphs.  It's all about choice.
> And there's the rub; how can people make a choice if they don't have
> the info about what depends on what? If we just present all the apps in
> a long "take it or leave it" list people will have to work out for
> themselves which ones they need. It's the kind of information that
> should be in the book. Documenting dependencies is what the book is
> good at.
>
>
Yep, I plan to do it, but I put it on the back burner because I got 
frustrated as I couldn't get it to render the way I wanted it. See my 
previous response to the OP for what I had in mind to cover both 
scripted build and those of us who package.

-- DJ Lucas


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