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

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 15 20:08:06 PDT 2006

#1973: Do we still need XFree86 in the book?
 Reporter:  andy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect                     |       Status:  closed                        
 Priority:  normal                     |    Milestone:  future                        
Component:  BOOK                       |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                     |   Resolution:  wontfix                       
 Keywords:                             |  
Changes (by bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * resolution:  => wontfix
  * status:  new => closed


 Although I agree that XFree is beyond its prime, I think we should keep it
 in the book for now.  We have multiple editors, window managers, and even
 ghostscript apps.  There is no reason to drop XFree right now.

 I suspect most of the talent is now in Xorg and that XFree will be
 dropping behind technically.  We do need to keep reviewing the topic as
 new releases of both Xorg and XFree are made.

 Marking as wontfix, but we should review this topic again at the next
 major BLFS release after 6.2.

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