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27 Feb 2004 02:07 olej

New release 4.15
Fantastic - great job! Thank you Jamie!
This version compiled (like the ones before) without complaints. I'm always happy to see that there is an new version.
Please, go on Jamie!

11 Jun 2002 07:13 mveinot

Compiling


Excellent - XScreenSaver 4.05 compiled flawlessly this time.


Well, almost flawlessly... it fails to detect the Mesa that comes with X 4.x and tries to link against libMesaGL/GLU and not libGL/GLU... I imagine this is more of an "X isn't conforming to the rest of the world" thing since it's done this for some time now. So I should probably just make my symlinks and shut up :)


Just thought I'd mention it though.

01 Jun 2002 10:08 mveinot

Re: 4.04 build badly broken

> I managed to get further, by
> temporarily hiding
> all allusions to gtk-2.0 in
> /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig but
> then
> all the hacks (every single one!)
> fails with a
> Segfault?! I don't see how it could
> manage to get this
> broken from one release to another?


I got it working now by changing the line that read
pkg_check_version xml 1.0
to pkg_check_version libxml 1.0
(make sure you have libxml installed - I don't mean
libxml2) Also, I think JWZ is working on this a little,
there is now a version 4.04.2 on the site which I
used... it seems to have helped a little - modifications
are still needed though. And make sure you hide
gtk-2.0 and friends from the configure script or else it
will link them in as well as gtk1 and I think that may
have been causing the segfaults.

01 Jun 2002 09:39 mveinot

Re: 4.04 build badly broken

> I managed to get around configure not
> finding libxml2. Find the line in
> configure where is says
> "pkg_check_version xml2 1.0",
> and change the "xml2" to
> "libxml-2.0", the same as it
> is further up the file.
>
> It shouldn't complain about a lack of
> XML now, but I think I'm getting the
> same error when it comes to compiling. I
> get as far as hacks/xpm-pixmap.c before
> it barfs.


I managed to get further, by temporarily hiding
all allusions to gtk-2.0 in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig but
then
all the hacks (every single one!) fails with a
Segfault?! I don't see how it could manage to get this
broken from one release to another?

01 Jun 2002 08:47 madmatt

Re: 4.04 build badly broken

> 4.04 absolutely refused to build on my
> machine. It
> detected XML2 and GTK2 during
> configure, but then
> complained it couldn't find libxml at
> the message at
> the end of configure. I tried to build
> it anyway and it
> seemed to be trying to use BOTH GTK1
> and GTK2,
> and
> failed with errors about gdk_pixbuf
> defines.


I managed to get around configure not finding libxml2. Find the line in configure where is says "pkg_check_version xml2 1.0", and change the "xml2" to "libxml-2.0", the same as it is further up the file.

It shouldn't complain about a lack of XML now, but I think I'm getting the same error when it comes to compiling. I get as far as hacks/xpm-pixmap.c before it barfs.

01 Jun 2002 07:58 mveinot

4.04 build badly broken
4.04 absolutely refused to build on my machine. It
detected XML2 and GTK2 during configure, but then
complained it couldn't find libxml at the message at
the end of configure. I tried to build it anyway and it
seemed to be trying to use BOTH GTK1 and GTK2,
and
failed with errors about gdk_pixbuf defines.

Xscreensaver 4.03 builds perfectly, and so does any
other J Random Package I download (X 4.2.0, KDE
3.0.1, GIMP, XMMS, Licq, etc, etc, all build without a
hitch) I love XScreensaver and want to keep using it,
please fix the configure scripts so I can continue to
use it.

12 Jan 2002 20:42 suso

Re: Coooollll!
Maybe it's trying to tell you something. ;-)

27 Oct 2001 11:33 dattaway

it works for me
I'm using the nvidia glx drivers for my toshiba laptop, but lament has transformed my computer to a new dimension.

15 Feb 2001 09:21 bernstbj

Re: Lament and Mesa

> BTW, would folks be interested in an
> xscreensaver mailing list? There's an
> xlock mailing list that has almost no
> traffic, so I'm not sure an xscreensaver
> list would actually be used; but it
> might be nice to have somewhere to
> discuss ideas for new screenhacks.


I'd subscribe to it.

One day when I have some time to hack a little not-for-work code, I'm going to contribute one or two hacks.

14 Feb 2001 13:45 madmatt

Re: Lament and Mesa

> I just thought I'd say that this is no
> longer an issue, and that I'm running it
> with mesa daily. No probs.


It's still an issue for some people. I'm using the nVidia GLX drivers along with XFree86 4.0.2 and I still can't manage to open a textured portal to another dimension :(. I think Pulsar also falls over with the same problem.

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