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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri May 12 23:31:40 PDT 2006

Chris Staub wrote:
> 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).

OK, I'll make it into recommended, but leave it at that.  We expect
users to look at ./configure --help for other options.

  -- Bruce

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