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Author Topic: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8  (Read 24789 times)

Colonel Panic

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The XV image program
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2007, 08:59:11 am »

Thanks, I'll try that one when I get home. From memory though, xv doesn't compile from source under Xorg; it needs XFree86. Isn't it also non-free software?

Here's the pic anyway;

« Last Edit: May 15, 2007, 02:17:00 am by Colonel Panic »
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Triarius Fidelis

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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2007, 11:28:11 am »

Nice one.
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Re: The XV image program
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2007, 01:04:25 pm »

From memory though, xv doesn't compile from source under Xorg; it needs XFree86.n Isn't it also non-free software?

xv works under Xorg. I don't know about compiling it under Xorg, but why bother when a Slackware package works fine? I used xv for years but I haven't installed it under VL 5.8 because other programs do what xv does and do it better.

xv is not free software. It does not cost anything for personal use, but there are licensing restrictions that didn't matter to me as a home user. I am not a "free software" ideologue.
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Colonel Panic

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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2007, 02:20:25 am »


Fair enough, I thought you had to pay for XV for "personal use" as well? I'm not doctrinaire about software having to be free either, as long as it's not ridiculously expensive like Windows Vista.
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Triarius Fidelis

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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2007, 02:29:51 am »

25 USD. Not at all dreadfully expensive. Of course I prefer to use 'free software' myself, and usually I work something out that I can. But Xv is in fact a really nice program, and you can have the source after all.
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GrannyGeek

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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2007, 09:28:36 pm »

I thought you had to pay for XV for "personal use" as well? I'm not doctrinaire about software having to be free either, as long as it's not ridiculously expensive like Windows Vista.

You don't HAVE to pay for personal use. Here's what it says at http://www.trilon.com/xv/pricing.html :
"xv is shareware for personal use only.

"You may use xv for your own amusement, and if you find it nifty, useful, generally cool, or of some value to you, your registration fee would be greatly appreciated. $25 is the standard registration fee, though of course, larger amounts are quite welcome."

That's a pretty low-key beg, and it seems to be up to you to judge whether xv is useful enough or nifty enough to you to be worth $25. Registration is required if you use xv in the course of your work.
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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2008, 11:01:11 am »

Fair enough, I'll look into it soon. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2008, 01:34:52 pm »

If you're running 5.9 nowadays an xv package is in the repository.  It's there for 6.0 as well :)
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Re: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2008, 02:27:51 am »

No, I only have 5.8 at the moment though I'm considering getting 5.9 or 6.0 in the near future. Thanks for lettling me know anyway.
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