r6060 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome xsoft/other

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Fri May 12 22:39:28 PDT 2006


Chris Staub wrote:
> 
> Sorry, forgot one more detail (haven't tried building XChat text front 
> end for a while...). If you don't have GTK, you have to pass 
> "--enable-textfe" to configure to build the text client - otherwise it 
> won't build *any* executable binary.

Also, because of the build defaults - the GTK client is automatically 
built if GTK is found, but the text client isn't never built unless you 
specifically say to (probably because the text client just plain 
sucks...irssi is much better...but no need to mention *that* in the book 
:p) - GTK can probably be changed to a "Recommended" dependency 
(certainly seems to be recommended by the developer...in fact the XChat 
documentation lists GTK as "required", thought this isn't technically 
true...seem to be going out of their way to keep anyone from knowing 
about the text front end).



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