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Re: graphics or text as default?

On 5/16/06, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
On Tuesday 16 May 2006 08:11, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Eh, if you want to do gtk-dfb, you can't. The choice between using the
> DirectFB backend or the X11 backend has to be done at compile time. Or
> am I missing something?

No, you're not. This is an issue and it's going to take some advanced
library packaging knowledge to figure it out.

I am not sure if the scale of the changes needed for the backend to be
changed is not big enough to make it unreasonably difficult to
maintain such a behemoth. It is indeed possible to have different
behaviours if one builds an udeb or one builds a regular deb (Marco
has done this for the ppp source package), but the rules files will
look, IMHO, like a merge of two rules files which have little in

However, I do know that it is possible set up the build system to compile
the udeb with a different config than the debs.

If the gtk configuration script is smart enough, it should allow this,
but I am not sure if the lib-dev and the lib packagages which are
depends are not conflictive, so that would make it impossible for a
single source package to generate debs (based on X11) and udebs (based
on DFB)

I do not currently have the answers, but hope that the Gnome team or the
collective Debian brain will come up with the correct solution.
I would prefer to have the Gnome team take the lead in this though as they
will hopefully maintain the packages.

My HO is that is not worth the effort to keep everything in a common
package, though the gtk udeb being maintained by the GNOME team +
somebody from the d-i team should be the best solution.

IMO moment of the upstream release is early enough to start this
discussion with them.

Why are you hanging always on the idea that we should use released
versions? For testing and (in some cases) for the final product a CVS
snapshot is more than good. We need testing if we desire the G-I to be
ready for etch, I think you agree, don't you?

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein

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