recommended "dependencies?"

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Thu Feb 8 12:25:33 PST 2007

On Feb 8, 2007, at 2:47 PM, Mike Roberts wrote:
> is there a way to specify recommended ports? for example, say i'm
> maintaining the lyx port. the latex2rtf port and a dvi previewer are
> useful for certain lyx features to work but are technically  
> unnecessary
> for minimal lyx functionality.

do they need to be there at build time, or will lyx just use them if  
they appear in the future?

In the first case, you could add a variant that adds dependencies on  
the other ports. In the second case, you could use a 'ui_message' to  
let users know that additional functionality is available if they  
install the other ports themselves.

I'm sure others will have other ideas too. The 'best' solution  
probably depends on the specific of the lyx port and the other ports  
it can make use of.

Daniel J. Luke
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