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Re: uploaded gv 3.4.3-1 (source i386) to master

>release uses (and depends on) the shared Xaw3d library. By using the
>-rpath option, the library has to be installed, but doesn=B4t have to be
>used as replacement for Xaw. It would be possible to link it
>statically against Xaw3d (still dynamically linking all the rest).
>If there are enough requests for this, I'll change the package to do

Put me down as one person that would really like this, since my
beliefs are:
1. The Xaw3D widgets are excessively ugly.
2. Installing Xaw3D as a replacement for Xaw means I have forced an
asthetic change (anbd in rare cases even incompatible) change on my
500+ users who can't do anything to override it (the Xaw3D package to
me is a classic example of something that is nice for a machine with
few users but very undesirable for machines are installations with
many users)

Personally, I would like it best if the Xaw3D package was distributed
both as (and they'd probably have to conflict)
1. A plug-in replacement for libXaw (as it is now).
2. Not as a plug in replacement for libXaw, but as a separate library
that I can link against when building apps that require or have
special handling for the 3d widgets (gv and xfig, for example).  IIRC,
this means that when building the library you have to set the library
name to libXaw3d, not libXaw.

Richard W Kaszeta 			Graduate Student/Sysadmin
bofh@bofh.me.umn.edu			University of MN, ME Dept

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