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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:29:13 +0200
From: John Spencer <maillist-musl@...fooze.de>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
CC: orc <orc@...server.ru>
Subject: Re: Hello

On 06/07/2012 05:18 PM, orc wrote:
>
> Okay, thanks for pointing the direction.
> I already have X11 stuff in my TODO list for the musl-enabled system,
> but now I feel it will just fail without any results with huge error
> logs.
> And I already see the X11 stuff in the sabotage tree. Does it builds
> correctly?

yes, it builds and works. you have to enable a vga driver mode at the 
kernel prompt though.
you'll get a completely barebone X desktop with nothing else on it as 
the ugly xclock and 2 xterms (after ca 20 seconds of pointless waiting...)
not something anybody except nortti wants to use...

> At this time I think to take an older X release without some stuff I
> don't need. X11R7.6 build requires python and weird xml libs for
> example. Maybe even XFree86 (to test it in qemu for the micro desktop
> system project).
>
what kept me from configuring X11 to work properly is its huge freaking 
complexity.
if an older version is simpler and can do the job as well, i'm all for it.
i fear though that you won't get any up-to-date software compiled 
against it.
probably not worth the effort.

--JS

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