Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#2276 closed task (fixed)

Links-2.1pre33

Reported by: Randy McMurchy Owned by: Ag. Hatzimanikas
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.3
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords: links
Cc:

Description

Version increment to 2.1pre26

http://links.twibright.com/

Change History (6)

comment:1 by Randy McMurchy, 15 years ago

Milestone: 6.2.16.3

comment:2 by Chris Staub, 14 years ago

The book has just been updated to Links 2.1pre33 - http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-book/2008-February/023234.html

comment:3 by Ag. Hatzimanikas, 14 years ago

Keywords: links added
Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to Ag. Hatzimanikas
Summary: Links-2.1pre26Links-2.1pre33

Thanks a lot Chris, I didn't realize there was an opened ticket.

Updated to 2.1pre33. Enabled graphics support by default.

I will leave this ticket open until to decide if we patch libpng-1.2.18 or update to 1.2.{4,5}. See thread discussion at: http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2008-February/060733.html

in reply to:  3 ; comment:4 by Randy McMurchy, 14 years ago

Replying to Ag.Hatzim:

Enabled graphics support by default.

This should be a non-default item. BLFS is documented in that anything that requires an optional dependency or configuration (X or framebuffer in this case) is not used as the default.

in reply to:  4 comment:5 by Ag. Hatzimanikas, 14 years ago

Replying to randy@linuxfromscratch.org:

Replying to Ag.Hatzim:

Enabled graphics support by default.

This should be a non-default item. BLFS is documented in that anything that requires an optional dependency or configuration (X or framebuffer in this case) is not used as the default.

Technically speaking, you are right. But then we have cases like this, that if you strictly follow the instructions you will get a useless browser in UTF-8 locales. If in doubt, make the test and try to load www.in.gr (a popular local news site) in text mode.

Loading links with X driver or in the framebuffer device you will get the expected result. Even in framebuffer though in UTF-8, you can't use any web form.

So we have this big caution note that talks about these problems and somewhat our instructions has to follow/obey the spirit of this note. So thinking more about that, either we follow the previous way (which I disagree) or we can move the X window system from optional to recommended plus also a note about enabling the framebuffer in the kernel.

comment:6 by Ag. Hatzimanikas, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in r7214.

Thanks to Alexander and to Randy for the collaboration.

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