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Re: openmotif to be removed from Fedora October 2, 2006



On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 02:24:52PM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 14:18 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Jindrich Novy (jnovy redhat com) said: 
> > > On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 13:55 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > > 
> > > The only GTK+ xdvi alternative I'm aware of is gtkdvi:
> > > http://www.nada.kth.se/~johannes/gtkdvi/
> > > 
> > > But I haven't tried it yet. Hopefully it could solve the openmotif/Xaw
> > > dependency hell in teTeX, so that libXaw could be moved to Extras as
> > > well.
> > 
> > How hard would it be to do dvi reading in Evince or similar?
> > 
> 
> Evince has a dvi backend, but it is not up to par with xdvi, and not
> included in the current evince package.

kdvi isn't too bad but kde is moving to extras...

Most of the users that I support don't really use a dvi viewer anyway, it's
almost always dvips and gv afterwards (for some reason they *hate*
evince).

So, is a dvi viewer needed in core?

Kostas


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