FreeBSD Port: vtwm-5.4.7_3

Alex Kozlov ak at
Sat Oct 27 00:30:48 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 02:13:06AM +0000, Abc Xyz wrote:
> Why is "rplay" being packaged with VTWM?
> VTWM is supposed to be a minimal no-frills
> window manager (I have used it for 15 years)
> and I very much dislike the added dependencies
> for things I don't care to use and violate the
> spirit of VTWM.  I wrote the programmer that
> did this hack several years ago when he first
> did it, and he promised he would undo it.
> And now, I see it back again (still using 4.11,
> was thinking of upgrading to 9.1).
> Please keep VTWM *minimal*.  If someone wants
> fancy things like "network sound", I am sure
> one of the more fancy window managers will do.
I understand your concern, after all, first thing I did with this port
was make rplay dependency optional. But I don't think it's a good idea
to turn it off by default. The upstream has this option on in default
configuration and port also has sound option enabled for many years.

If you want to get rid of rplay dependency, just rebuild the port
with sound option off.

As a side note, I plan to update vtwm port to 5.5.0-2012-04-25 snapshot at
the end of this year. It's stable, brings many improvements like png support,
sloppy focus, etc and many bug fixes. I've waited long enough, too long perhaps,
for 5.5.0 release.


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