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Re: --with-gtk as default?

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: --with-gtk as default?
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:27:55 +1300

 > Why?  If X11 is not available, we fall back to without-X.  Would you
 > claim that without-X is for that reason the best choice for the
 > default?  Because it builds on more platforms?

That's an absurd analogy.

 > I'd say that trying for GTK+ as default and Xaw as fallback is
 > perfectly reasonable for an X11 build.  Nowadays Xaw widgets are not
 > even as likely to be available as developer libraries as GTK+ is.
 > What builds everywhere for X11 is actually the "native" Lucid widget
 > version, not Xaw.  And yet Xaw is the default, _when_ available.

I know very little about the availability of widget sets but given that the
last five pretests haven't built with GTK as default and the momentum from them
appears to have diminished, it would seem to be too late to make this decision.

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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