xfce 4.2.1 packages available

Kevin Fenzi kevin-fedora-extras at scrye.com
Tue Mar 22 17:21:47 UTC 2005

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>>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin Fenzi <kevin-fedora-extras at scrye.com> writes:

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Schwendt <bugs.michael at gmx.net> writes:

Michael> I stick to my view that both .a and .la files should not be
Michael> included in the plugins directories. Certainly the static
Michael> archives should be deleted as they only increase package size
Michael> regardless of how small they might be. It will happen again
Michael> in the future that either me (or somebody else) will point
Michael> out that static archives in plugin directories are not
Michael> needed.

Kevin> I have asked upsteam on the xfce-dev list to see if anyone
Kevin> knows anyone having any use at all for the .a or .la files. If
Kevin> not, I asked if they could remove them as part of the regular
Kevin> build process/not install them. Will let everyone know what I
Kevin> find out.

I've heard from one of the xfce developers upstream, he says all the
.a/.la files are unused, and there is no reason to ship them. 

So, I will check in a spec with all the .a/.la's removed as well as
some other minor changes and hopefully that will make the xfce
packages ready for a widespread review. 

thanks for the feedback. 

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