Re: The X11 package for Debian (long)
Helmut Geyer writes:
> Leading # means that this package should be there, but is IMHO not
> placed rightly in the X11 packages. Mostly a more proper location
> is pointed out.
> Leading R means that I think of this part as required to run X11.
> - windowmanagers (wm):
> R fvwm (this should be the standard wm), including pixmaps and
Well, okay. Everyone seems to love that damn thing, but I find it distasteful.
I can't tell if it's aiming at the look-and-feel of Windows or Motif. I
also was not overly impressed by the memory savings, but there were
definitely some differences between the memory usage of fvwm and that
> ? Is there need for other wm choices (besides olvwm that comes with the
> ? xview contrib package)? I can provide ctwm, piewm and gwm as well,
I think ctwm can satisfy the *twm needs of most everybody. It also seems
to be the only *twm that's being actively developed.
> R libXpm (at present version 3.3, haven't tried 3.4 yet) including
> the pixmap editor pixmap 2.4.
ctwm can use this as well.
> libgr (at present only needed for xv, but I think it should be
Well, the svgalib graphics viewers zgv, spic, and seejpeg can all link
against this. It's a substantial savings in disk space, if you don't
keep the .a files around as well.
> xdvik, bibview, xtexcad, transfig
What is xdvik? Is that a type of xdvi, or is that an enhancement?
Is xtexcad stable now? The last time I used it (a long time ago) it
segfaulted whenever I sneezed.