[Bug 905059] Re: 64bit version depends on X?

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Sat Jan 14 22:27:28 UTC 2012

On 01/14/2012 10:23 PM, Leon Blakey wrote:
> So then if X is so needed then why is there no X dependencies in the 32
> bit version? Thats more of what I'm asking

For mere computation, the boinc-client package does not need X. For sensing
user interaction when X is running, it does. And there was a bug reported
earlier about that.

> And if there is no reason, then since 32 bit land is fine without gpu
> packages,
No, it is not fine. There is plenty of 32bit GPU projects out there.
Milkyway and Einstein at Home among them.

> what is seriously preventing a boinc-client-gpu package? Time?
> Effort? Care?

You mean a boinc-client-X. I already placed cuda and opencl packages,
which just drag in the extra dependencies, frequently not so obvious
to the casual user.

Effort. And this also means the effort to compile it all when a new
version comes out. A patch would need to come with a new maintainer.
The RFH is out since a couple of years.

Triaging. I can do more important bits on other packages.


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