XFree86 ver for 4.4 and forthcoming 4.5

Paul Richards paul at freebsd-services.com
Tue Jan 15 16:03:11 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 14:10, Josef Karthauser wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 02:07:29PM +0000, Dan Cuthbert wrote:
> > 
> > Any idea why its taken so long for it to be included? is it kinda 
> > tricky to get it bundled?
> > 
> There was some dependancy work that needed to be done in the package
> system first.  This has been done for a little while now though.

That wasn't the primary reason for why it's taken so long.

The driver support of X3 and X4 is very different. When X4 came out it
didn't work on a lot of cards that were supported by X3 so it wasn't
felt that switching would be sensible since a lot of users would find
themselves without X support.

That's changed now though since X4 supports a lot of newer cards that X3
doesn't and enough time has passed now that more users have the newer
cards than the older cards.


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