Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Jun 2002, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > > o Resizing the MSYS terminal emulator (rxvt) window causes it to
> > > immediately hang.
> > I only notice this if I'm in vim. I can resize fine when sitting at the
> > shell prompt. Yes this needs looked at as well.
> For me, this happens when I am sitting at the shell prompt.
> > > o It would be really cool if there was enough X11 run-time support
> > > provided with MSYS to display over the network (dual-console
> > > development is driving me batty). It fails, saying
> > > that X11.dll is not available. Is this X11 support available
> > > somewhere?
> > It looks for the X11.dll if the DISPLAY variable is set. Supposedly
> > will execute on X for Win32, I've never tried, future versions of rxvt
> > for MSYS may eliminate that. Future versions of MSYS may eliminate rxvt
> > if I ever have the round tuit time to Win32ize the callback methods of
> > readline.
> Why eliminate rxvt?
It doesn't always perform well with Win32 native programs, E.G.: The MS
version of ftp.
> It seems tremendously nicer than the crummy
> terminal that Cygwin brings up by default. The X11-like cut and paste
> is a joy. The scollback-buffer is a joy. If X for Win32 is an option
> with rxvt (and it can run without X11.dll), why eliminate that option?
> It seems quite valuable to me. I happen to have an X11.dll on hand.
> Maybe it is compatible ...
I don't plan to remove the functionality. That's why it's there to
begin with. Couldn't live without it.
> A feature of Cygwin I really like is that I can run network servers so
> that I can ssh or telnet into my Windows box to start X11 clients
> (like xterm) and not have to be faced with the limitations of the
> dreadful Windows user interface and forced to use a particular
> keyboard & monitor.
If it works fine, I'll leave it in but modify the result of not finding
it. Since you like X on Win32 have you looked on
http://sources.redhat.com/win32-x11/ yet? Based on the Web content it's
cygwinless, purely native and has hooks for building with MinGW.