[Buildroot] X11 component versions

Nicolas Dechesne ndec13 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 22:45:50 UTC 2013


On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> We have two choices:
>
>  * Move those apps outside of package/x11r7, so that package/x11r7 only
>    contains packages that are part of official X11R7 releases. But we
>    already have things like the x86-input-tslib package that is in
>    package/x11r7, but is in fact not a X.org project at all.

this seems a better option indeed. i will try to cook a patch for
that. i assume something like packages/x11apps should be a good
package name, or perhaps x11_xorg_apps to make the distinction between
apps from x.org and any other app that would use X11..

>
>  * Add additional exceptions for those applications in the xorg-release
>    script, just to make the output of this script more meaningful.
>
> I also feel like we have a lot of those old xapp_<something> and that
> not many of them are actually useful beyond a good old xeyes to test
> that your X.org server runs and that the mouse is working, and possibly
> a few tools like xapp_xev and stuff like that.
>
> But really, who cares about xman, xmh, xbiff, xcalc and similar things?

sure, once we are done with the migration, we can remove unused apps.


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