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Slackware 10 includes XOrg's X11-6.7 for its X Window System, i was wondering if it was the first major distribution to ship it in a major release?
A look at Slackware 10.0
Posted Jun 28, 2004 20:55 UTC (Mon) by allesfresser (subscriber, #216)
I am not aware of any others that have done so.
Patrick definitely listened to his users on this subject (oh, that all developers would be so kind...!):
Sun May 30 01:06:39 PDT 2004x/: Switched to X11R6.7.0 from X.Org. Thanks to those who sent comments to
slackware.com. Seems the community has spoken, because the opinions were
more than 4 to 1 in favor of using the X.Org release as the default version
of X. I think I've heard just about every side to this issue now, and it was
only after careful consideration and testing that this decision was made.
It's primarily (as is usual around here) a technical decision. Nearly
everyone else is going with X.Org and it seems to me that sticking with
XFree86 it spite of this would be asking for compatibility trouble (indeed,
we saw some issues between X.Org and XFree86 4.4.0 until a few things in
XFree86 were patched). I also noticed that the ATI Radeon binary drivers
designed for XFree86 4.3.0 do not work with XFree86 4.4.0, but do work with
the X.Org release. Something I'm *not* in favor of is dragging around two
nearly identical projects, so XFree86 4.4.0 has been moved to the
/pub/slackware/unsupported/ directory on the FTP site.
I'd like to take this moment to thank the XFree86 Project for all the truly
amazing work they've done all these years, and to wish the project the best
of luck. Slackware owes the XFree86 Project a debt of gratitude and will
always include the XFree86 acknowledgement, even if we are no longer
Posted Jun 29, 2004 6:52 UTC (Tue) by allesfresser (subscriber, #216)
Posted Jun 28, 2004 21:47 UTC (Mon) by utidjian (guest, #444)
Posted Jun 29, 2004 5:48 UTC (Tue) by evgeny (guest, #774)
Distribs switched to xorg (gentoo)
Posted Jun 29, 2004 7:50 UTC (Tue) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
Posted Jun 29, 2004 8:04 UTC (Tue) by evgeny (guest, #774)
As well as _what_? To the best of my knowledge (which, admittedly, somewhat dated), Slackware doesn't have any kind of dependencies in the init stuff. Did it appear in 10.0?
Posted Jun 29, 2004 8:51 UTC (Tue) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
Is there any distro outside UnitedLinux that implements this?
Posted Jul 1, 2004 4:54 UTC (Thu) by set (guest, #4788)
Requires/depends init scripts vs "BSD-style" vs "Sys-V style"
Posted Jul 1, 2004 8:18 UTC (Thu) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
Posted Jul 1, 2004 8:30 UTC (Thu) by evgeny (guest, #774)
>> As well as _what_?
> You didn't read the comment threads to well, did you? I was referring to> the thread entitled '"BSD-style" init scripts,', started by "Donio".
So why didn't you reply to _that_ thread?! If you're referring to _another_ thread, make this clear. Don't assume everyone else has as perverted logic in understanding what you're talking about. Your comment was off topic both of the current thread and the original article (which focused on Slackware, not current *BSD).
Posted Jun 29, 2004 8:41 UTC (Tue) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
I figured slackware stayed originally with XFree due to its conservative nature, but later on they realised that real dfevelopment happens in Xorg .
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