Re: Laundry list for AS 2.0 beta3

Bob McClure Jr (
Fri, 2 Jan 2004 13:51:48 -0600

On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 11:42:34AM -0600, Sasha Vasko wrote:
> Bob McClure Jr wrote:
> >Well, I took the plunge and downloaded and built AS v.2.0 beta3.  I've
> >been using 1.8.11 for a long time.  Very nice eye candy and (mostly)
> >good functionality.  Here are the problems I encountered.  First, my
> >machine:
> Wonerfully detailed list, and I shall start nailing them bugs ASAP.
> Few words though right away :
> Bloody RedHat ( and debian to the best of my knowledge ) for some reason 
> separate graphic libraries files into two packages - one needed to run 
> already compiled applications, and another required to actually compile 
> applications. Second package mostly includes headers, but still you 
> cannot compile AfterStep with support for such library if those headers 
> are not present. As the result users get profoundly confused wondering 
> why despite the fact that libraries seems to be installed, support for 
> them is unavailable in compiled apps.
> That is the reason of you not being able to use PNG images with AS - you 
> need to install second part of the graphics libs packages.

Hmm.  Well, as recommended in your README, I assured that I had (for


What am I missing for PNG support?

> Thanks again
> Sasha

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
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