[lokisetup] xsu

Timothee Besset ttimo at idsoftware.com
Mon Apr 1 02:20:51 EST 2002


Why didn't you ask me first. I have killed GNOME dependencies from my xsu
version too, I would have sent you a source dump before you started your

Well it's good to hear that it's going to get integrated. I'd like to have
a look at it, preferably when we want to drop this into the CVS (I don't
have an urgent need for more modifications to setup myself currently).


On 31 Mar 2002 23:19:24 -0800
Stéphane Peter <megastep at megastep.org> wrote:

> Well I looked at TTimo's patch to include xsu support in setup, and I
> liked it. However after checking out xsu by myself I was pretty
> horrified to see all the dependencies it had on various GNOME libraries,
> making it very impractical to use in a lightweight, portable
> environment.
> So over the past couple of days, I took the xsu 0.2.3 sources, and
> rewrote most of it to depend only on the core GTK libraries. No more ZVT
> crap, or any GNOME stuff, while retaining the same functionality.
> Calling forkpty() is a lot easier and more portable than relying on the
> Gnome ZVT widget. I also added proper i18n support, so that the strings
> can be localized.
> So my version of xsu is inherently quite different (and I believe,
> better) than TTimo's branch. However I kept his modified setup.sh script
> that takes advantage of xsu.
> All these changes are now in my private setup branch, that I have synced
> with icculus.org's branch as well. Other notable changes include a port
> to Solaris.
> I'll probably dump my source tree to the icculus.org CVS soon, unless
> the new Codehost web site gets ready quickly. Just a heads up though
> :-). If anybody wants a source dump, just let me know...
> -- 
> Stephane Peter
> Software Engineer
> Codehost, Inc.

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