Photo ID patch

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Sun Jul 29 00:15:02 CEST 2001

--- David Shaw <dshaw at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2001 at 11:23:16AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > David Shaw <dshaw at> writes:
> > 
> > >     The default viewer is "xv -name \"KeyID 0x%k\" -"
> > 
> > You can't do that. xv is not free software.
> I can't mention the *name* of non-free software?  It's not like I'm
> including xv in the patch, or requiring it for the patch to function.
> The user can select any viewer they want - this just allows the patch
> to work if the user doesn't select a viewer.

Most (all?) of Linux distributions don't come with xv. This is
a troublesome default. It would be not unreasonable to default
to ee, since GNOME is installed often, on BSD too.

xv itself was great when it was written. Now it is just a history.


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