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Re: Binary only question

> From: Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net>
> Subject: Re: Binary only question
> On Mon, 13 May 1996, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > I'm thinking about packing LyX for Debian. LyX needs the xforms library.
> > However, xforms is provided only as binary. I do have the permission of the
> > xforms author. Now I wonder how to create the package. 
> > 
> > I think it should be two packages: the shared lib and the development
> > package. But do I only upload a .deb file? Or do I create the source file,
> > too, only that this one contains binaries?
> If xforms is used by any other programs, then providing it shared makes
> sense. However, if this is the only program that will use xforms, there is
> nothing to be gained by a shared library, and it should be static.

xforms is also used by an X-based pcmcia control/status program (from the
pcmcia package).  It is not essential, so with the lack of xforms, nobody
ever builds it.  It would be nice to have.

> > BTW into which section does LyX belong? It's a word processor that uses
> > Latex. It's not an editor, it's not tex, but it's close to both.
> Either the editor section, the text section or the tex section are good. I
> would think that tex is most appropriate because of it's connection with
> latex.

Either the editor section, or the tex section are good.  I would think that
editor is most appropriate because LyX would be used like an editor.  (It
would show its relation to TeX by way of dependancies.)

> Dwarf

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