git: nrelease - gui - Change window manager, cpdup additional directories

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Mon Oct 25 20:47:05 PDT 2010

:[16:18] <@dillon> the X environment works fairly well but even though
:that gui is pretty it isn't very good.  you have to use menus to start
:programs up instead of buttons.  fvwm is a bit nicer so I'm going to
:change the window manager to fvwm
:I would assert that I believe most people would prefer fluxbox to fvwm.

    If you guys want fluxbox you guys need to make it work.
    Part of the problem with it is that idesktop failed to build,
    along with some other things that were integrated into
    the fluxbox install.  That made it essentially non-functional.

    Just in general the nrelease gui build is very difficult
    to build due to the number of packages involved.  fvwm2
    doesn't have anywhere near the same number of dependencies
    required to get basic buttons, menus, and screen paging working.

    Even after removing some of the leaf packages I still had to
    do several manual edits in /usr/include to get the package
    build past certain points, and then undo those edits to get
    the package build past other points.  It was quite frustrating.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at>

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