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Re: svgalib libc6 (was: GS alladin 5.02 is out)



> Won't svgalib be recompiled for libc6? Sorry, but I seem to have missed
> something.

Yes, you missed something. I'll say it again:

I HAVE TRIED QUITE HARD TO MAKE SVGLIB BUILD FOR LICB6 MYSELF.
(I even succeded, but I now only get segfaults when I run programmes
linked with it). 

I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE IT IF ANYONE ON THIS LIST WOULD COME FORWARD
WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SVGALIB, AND MORE TIME THAN I, TO SOLVE
THIS PROBLEM. I've sent one email to the upstream author, and he
seemed quite nice, but due to time constraints I am unable to
spend more time on it (yes, I do feel guilty now).

> > From:	Shaya Potter [SMTP:spotter@itd.nrl.navy.mil]
> > On Sun, 3 Aug 1997, joost witteveen wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > [cc-ed to debian-devel. Hope you don't mind].
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > joost, I was just wondering if you were planning on packaging the
> > new
> > > > version of alladin ghostscript.
> > > 
> > > Actually, I'm not.
> > > 
> > > As it's non-free, I don't want to play funny tricks to make it
> > compile
> > > for libc5, and as it should use svgalib, I cannot build it for
> > libc6.

[here, Shaya removed what I consider to be the most importent part of
the message I sent in the first plase: Please, people. Does anyone
use/know svgalib? If really nobody cares, then, yes, I think we should
abandon svgalib. But until then, please, come forward!]

> > 
> > What about an X only version?
> > 
> > Shaya

Let's give the svgalib hackers a few more weeks, and if they don't come
forward, we'll abandon svgalib. Would be perfect with me, but I'm sure
many people are going to send me hate-mail now.


Thanks,

-- 
joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org
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lK[d2%Sa2/d0$^Ixp"|dc`;s/\W//g;$_=pack('H*',/((..)*)$/)
#what's this? see http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~aba/rsa/


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