[blfs-support] Toolkits

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 14:03:37 PST 2016


Paul Rogers wrote:
>> On 6 March 2016 at 23:13, Paul Rogers <paulgrogers at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>>>>> Paul Rogers wrote:
>>>>>>> I'm getting a little confuddled making my way through toolkit
>>>>>>> dependencies.  Firefox is a major requirement, and somewhere
>>>>>>> around 44 they may have switched to gtk3.  I also want a
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Does it have to be firefox?  What about midori?
>>>>>
>>>>> Let's say it does, and stick to the question, eh?
>>>>
>>>> That's an unusual attitude from somebody who's seeking assistance.
>>>>
>>>> Richard
>>>
>>> I'm sorry if you're offended, Richard, but the question was about
>>> choosing toolkits (which BTW are dependencies of packages other than
>>> Firefox, e.g. XFCE), NOT about which browser I need or whether I
>>> need it.  So, yes, I didn't think Bruce's answer was appropriate
>>> either.
>>
>> I have nothing to be offended about; your reply was to Bruce, which I
>> quoted.  I just felt that it was unnecessarily terse when he was
>> trying to offer a solution for your benefit.
>
> Did you have a solution to the toolkit question to offer?
>
>>
>> I felt his answer was entirely appropriate as you were talking about
>
> It was?  So I was somehow unclear with, "*Firefox is a major
> requirement*"?

I was questioning your requirements.  The mention of firefox and 
lightweight seemed to be a contradiction to me.

   -- Bruce



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