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  Re: X.Org X11R7.x in OpenBSD (mod -2/74)
by Igor Sobrado (156.35.26.1) on Thu Jul 13 14:18:07 2006 (GMT)
  > I understand your defense of xterm etc. (xterm is probably the most-used program for me), but why xlogo and xeyes?
>
> Well. I have to admit that I sometimes use xlogo to display a color. For example, "xlogo -fg \#c8c8c8" to see if that's the right shade of gray I want.

Because xlogo and xeyes are a component of X11 since 1986-87 (don't remember the date these clients were released). These small clients are not really complex ones and do not require a lot of HDD space. On OpenBSD 3.7 (sorry, X11 is not running at my home system, it is a net4801; there is no way to check sizes with release 3.9... and I have the three CDs set at home, cannot look at the OS media right now) xeyes and xlogo are 14 KB and 38 KB respectively, not too large. Source code required for xeyes is 46 KB and source code for xlogo is 66 KB long. From the CVS repository identifiers I see that these programs were last updated in april 1994 and february 2001 respectively. Changes in xlogo are probably related with supporting the render extension to X11 ("xlogo -render").

In fact, xlogo is useful to check that the render extension is enabled too!

IMHO, all these small clients are a part of X11 and should remain in the X11 distributions (XFree86, Xsun, Xsgi, X.Org...). If we choose removing them, why not removing xmh too? or removing xclipboard? Some people could think that ed(1) is useless too!

I certainly do not want these clients to be removed from the X11 distributions.

Cheers,
Igor.
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