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To: Lalo Martins <lalo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv] Re: Client versions
From: Tessa Lau <tlau@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 15:55:25 -0700

> How many ppl actually use the plain XAW client? I'm thinking of
> dropping the freeciv-xaw Debian package, it's too much of a
> headache (dealing with xaw-wrappers and all that).

There already was a poll on this subject (check the old polls on

I use the Xaw client exclusively, as do the two people I game against.
When I tried the Gtk client I was disappointed at its quality.  IIRC, some
things just didn't work (e.g., cursor hotkeys to move my units, making
dialog boxes go away by pressing Esc), and it felt much less mature than
the Xaw client.  The Gtk client seemed like a reimplementation of the Xaw
client using a different widget set, and didn't take any advantage of the
Gtk widgets; it just looked very unpolished (by the standards of other Gtk

Of course, it's almost certainly improved by now.

Tessa Lau

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