[BLFS Trac] #1973: Do we still need XFree86 in the book?

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun May 14 10:20:19 PDT 2006

Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 05/14/06 12:09 CST:

> I think there will be one more release for 6.8 and 6.9.
> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/wiki/#head-8bb100d09f1379325fb2f94d1b023d793a0110f3

And that is why I think we should keep XFree in the book. Surely,
we're not going to keep two *different* versions of the same software
in the book (different being code base, not name). Especially
knowing that 6.9 will be phased out.

The link you pointed to said the next *major* release is ...
And only *minor* maintenance updates are planned for the 6.9
branch. This means the code base is going to separate. So it only
makes sense to me to drop the unmaintained (no more development)
branch of Xorg, and continue to host Xfree in the book, as it is
now a different product (that affords the same thing, essentially).

This gives users a choice, especially a choice of being able to
choose between a modular and non-modular installation.

Just my thoughts, anyway.


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