Is X.org the X Consortium?
Posted Apr 8, 2004 0:42 UTC (Thu) by iabervon
In reply to: Is X.org the X Consortium?
Parent article: X.Org Foundation releases X Window System X11R6.7
X.org has been releasing X versions all along, which XFree86 has been
taking and incorporating into their distributions. If you look at an
XFree86 distribution, it will have a set of release notes for the X.org
portion as well as the main release notes. It has been X.org's versions
of things like xrdb, xterm, xfontsel, etc. which you get if you get
XFree86. With this release, X.org has started releasing complete
distributions, including the stuff that XFree86 would formerly have
added. The last like this was done, the organization doing it was still
the X Consortium, so this is the first complete X distribution by X.org,
despite the fact that they've made a number of previous incomplete
distributions. The odd part is mainly that they've kept the same version
numbering when going from the incomplete distribution intended for
repackaging to the complete one intended for end users.
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