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Re: Why X is needed (was: Re: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee It's Not 1970! (or is it?))

* Robert W. Current Jr. Ph.D. (current@hel-inc.com) [000316 12:34]:
> Which means, a system could comply to the LSB, a ISV could sell software
> to a user running a LSB compliant system, and then the user can't really
> use the software becuase they only have the X libs.

Not true.  As others pointed out, the X libs make it possible to run the app
on the LSB compliant system but served by an X server on another machine.
And that other machine doesn't even have to be LSB compliant for it to work.

I suppose one could make the case that, if the ISV doesn't want to piss off
its customers, it should put something on the package like: "Runs on any LSB
compliant system. Requires XFree86 or an X server to use the GUI interface."
(Or something less geeky.)


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Nicholas Petreley                   LinuxWorld - InfoWorld
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