[blfs-book] r10305 - trunk/BOOK/x/installing

dj at linuxfromscratch.org dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jun 11 16:57:01 PDT 2012


Author: dj
Date: 2012-06-11 17:56:57 -0600 (Mon, 11 Jun 2012)
New Revision: 10305

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/x/installing/installing.xml
Log:
Text changes to installing page.

Modified: trunk/BOOK/x/installing/installing.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/x/installing/installing.xml	2012-06-11 23:53:45 UTC (rev 10304)
+++ trunk/BOOK/x/installing/installing.xml	2012-06-11 23:56:57 UTC (rev 10305)
@@ -18,13 +18,24 @@
   <para>This chapter contains instructions to build and configure a graphical
   user environment.</para>
 
-  <para><application>Xorg</application>-&xorg7-version; introduces a completely
-  autotooled build system which means that the packages build and install
-  using the conventional <command>configure</command>, <command>make</command>
-  and <command>make install</command> commands, but it requires installing
-  more than 100 different packages. Most large commercial distributions have
-  decided to use the <application>Xorg</application> package.</para>
+  <para><application>Xorg</application>, in addition to clearing up some
+  licensing issues with <ulink url="http://www.xfree86.org/">XFree86</ulink>,
+  introduced a completely autotooled build for the X Window system. This
+  means that the packages build and install using the conventional
+  <command>configure</command>, <command>make</command> and <command>make
+  install</command> commands, as opposed to a proprietary build system that
+  requied hand editing of configuration parameters in a C-like syntax.</para>
 
+  <para><application>Xorg</application> also brought with it a modular build
+  system. While this separation into modules resulted in full control of the
+  features available to the X server on any given installation, it also made
+  the installation more tedious as it requires installing more than 100
+  different packages to obtain a functional X Window environment. Most large
+  commercial distributions have elected to use <application>Xorg</application>
+  over the <application>XFree86</application> distribution due to both
+  licensing issues and the increased functionality provided by it over
+  <application>XFree86</application>.</para>
+
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="xorg7.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="util-macros.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="x7proto.xml"/>




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