kde 3.1 -- make Keramik default?

Ryan Cumming bodnar42 at phalynx.dhs.org
Sun Jun 2 23:54:18 BST 2002

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On June 2, 2002 18:03, you wrote:
> > 1) Most (all?) free Unices use XFree86 by default; that includes Linux,
> > FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.
> Nope, not XFree - they run X11R6, R5, R4 and even R3.
> So yes, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and the free unices uses XFree86,
So you're disagreeing with my point that free Unices use XFree86, but agreeing 
with my point that free Unices use XFree86? That's somewhat confusing.

> > 2) XFree86 is pretty much the standard way of supporting the X11 protocol
> > on non-Unix systems, such as MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows.
> Excuse me? if you want X11 protocol support on WIndows you'll need either
> Interix, Cygwin, or a free X server. Interix does a very good job as it
The "Cygwin" X11 server is just XFree86 running on Cygwin; a quick Google 
search would have revealed this. I agree with the fact that Interix is a big 
player, but I've only ever seen Cygwin deployed.

> gives you an X windows which just looks like a standard Win32 windows.
That is known as "rootless" X, as it does not manage the root window and 
instead depends on the platform's native window management. XFree86 already 
does this on MacOS X, and the same is planned for the next version of the 
Win32 port.

- -Ryan
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