Thursday, March 1, 2012

Creating a new fxscintilla-2.22.0 ebuild

For a change, this is not a PHP-related post.

Since I unmasked fox-1.7, there are now two slots of x11-libs/fox available. If you're using x11-libs/fxscintilla you're probably aware that this library links to the FOX toolkit - that's the whole point.

Now, the newest fxscintilla can work with both FOX-1.6 and FOX-1.7.
But there can only be one /usr/lib/!

So the whole point of this post is to ask you for your opinion: do you need fxscintilla to link to both versions of FOX? Do you want one version but need to configure which FOX version fxscintilla links to?

The ebuild I have now and which will be available shortly just does the most simple thing: link to the most recent FOX version (1.7) if available. That is what upstream does.

So my question is: do you need something different?

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