Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:45:07 +0200 From: Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Hello Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> writes: > On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 06:29:13PM +0200, John Spencer wrote: >> >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. > > As far as the server goes, even the oldest X server versions should > work fine with modern software (aside from possibly being really slow > when the software wants to do 3D, etc.). That's how X was designed. Reality is, applications simply won't work without XRENDER, XKB and other 2000'ish things. E.g. GTK generally needs 8bpp or more, or it will not even start. -- Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen@...il.com> http://chneukirchen.org
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