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Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Yet another Gtk+ Server patch

Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Yet another Gtk+ Server patch

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To: jpranevich@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Yet another Gtk+ Server patch
From: David Pfitzner <dwp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 13:10:04 +1000 (EST)

jpranevich@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I suggest something simple, like --with-gtk-server and --with-text-server (or
> --server={text,gtk}) Whatever we do, I suggest making a minor change to the 
> old
> to match, although we should keep what we have for back compatibility.

I think there are really only two forms of configure arguments 
which autoconf lets you provide:  (at least easily?)

     --with-PACKAGE[=ARG]       (--without-PACKAGE)
     --enable-FEATURE[=ARG]     (--disable-FEATURE)

As the capitalized parts suggest, the 'with' form is supposed to
be used to specify whether or not, or how, to use some external 
package (eg a library like Xaw or Gtk+).   The 'enable' form is 
supposed to be used to turn on or off optional features within
the current package.

Its still not quite clear...  I _think_ that means we should use
the 'with' type, eg either --with-gtk-server or --with-text-server
(or --without-gtk-server??) depending on what the default is.
(That corresponds to the current client option of using --with-xaw 
for the non-default case, which I guess coud become --with-xaw-client.)

> I'm going to start peeling off
> the changes that aren't strictly for the gui infrastructure or gtk server into
> smaller patches that you can look at individually.

Yes, thats a good approach.

-- David

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