Re: ascp (was AfterStep stuff...)

Nwanua Elumeze (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 20:20:51 -0700 (MST)


so sorry about all the trouble of compiling ascp.

There has actually been a (closed-house) binary created by one of the developers
I'll forward this info to the mailing list and see if anyone else has a static 
binary to distribute. I personally don't have the space for static libraries 
(my  4.0 Gigger died on my recently....)

But, a 1.0 release is planned for reeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal soon.



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>>  Subject: AfterStep stuff...
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>>  Hi,
>>    Just wanted to drop you a line to ask whether or not a binary release
>>  of ascp is in the works, and if so, when it will be ready (!).
>>    I'm sure you're thinking "Gee, why don't you just download the source
>>  and compile it, ya lazy bum!", and I want you to know that I've spent a
>>  whole bunch of time trying to to just that, without success.  You see, I
>>  am a casual RedHat user, with a desire to customize AfterStep but
>>  WITHOUT a desire (or more importantly, the expertise) to work with lots
>>  of libraries, toolkits, etc.  All this confusion (on my part) just to
>>  graphically modify a window manager!
>>    I can see where for someone like yourself, who really understands what
>>  these toolkits and stuff are all about, this whole process is not a
>>  problem.  But I'll tell you, I'm about ready to shoot myself trying to
>>  figure it all out!   I am sure that there are lots of other people in my
>>  situation, and I'll bet that AfterStep would be even more popular if
>>  only it wasn't such an incredible chore to modify, etc.   Remember, I'm
>>  talking about for us newbies!!  Trust me, we're all really glad people
>>  like you use the Gimp Toolkit etc.!!
>>  Anyhow, thanks for your efforts.
>>  pat ferrick

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