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Date:      Sun, 20 Nov 1994 11:46:33 -0500
From:      L Jonas Olsson <ljo@eeap14397.eeap.cwru.edu>
To:        CVS-commiters@freefall.cdrom.com, cvs-ports@freefall.cdrom.com
Subject:   ports organization
Message-ID:  <199411201646.LAA16960@eeap14397.eeap.cwru.edu>

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 I'm not completely happy with the ports organization. Many things are
OK, but the major problem is the x11 subdirectory. I don't think
everything that uses X should be in one directory, they should be in
subdirectories according to function.

 For example ghostscript (that currently is configured to use X) is
in print which is fine. Also many of the games ports use X, which is
also fine.

 I suggest that we take ports out of x11 and create new subdirectories.
Some possibilities are:

image, with subdirectories:
  jpeg
  mpeg
  tiff
  netpbm
  xv
  ImageMagick
  xanim
  urt (not ported yet)
  
preview (or should they go into print?):
  ghostview
  xdvi
  xtexshell

The things left in x11 should IMHO be window managers, X libraries,
X development tools (tk/tcl) and perhaps terminal emulators (kterm).

Perhaps the top level directories should have:

SUBDIR= ....

XSUBDIR= ...

And people that don't have X would not compile X applications.

Jonas



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