Re: Why XFree86 4.2 Isn't in Woody
On Tue 16 Apr 2002 13:01, Branden Robinson wrote:
> A couple of people on a recent thread in debian-devel linked to a
> message I recently posted on Slashdot on this subject. I had thought
> about posting this information to Debian's lists as well, but at the
> time, didn't see a need.
> Thanks to that recent thread, now I see a need. :)
> Well, I myself am not exactly thrilled that woody won't have 4.2 in
> it, but:
Surely you shouldn't let something like that stop you, I would expect with
your expertise and skills, you would have had X6.5 packaged and retroactively
installed into Hamm by now ;-p
As someone who stumbled his way through 'make world' on his bastardized
Potato/woody/sid/whatever box, fetching and re-configuring various build
requirements and trying to figure out just how the config files and such
should be so I could play with my 'new' GVX1 board, only to find that the
binaries from XFree86 can install rather cleanly, at least on my daughter's
Progeny/woody system so she can enjoy Creatures, Internet Edition.
Then to find out that 4.2.0 STILL does not provide 3D accelerated graphic on
my GVX1 and am now playing with the Accellerated-X Demo server so I can play
with such things like, tuxracer, racer and stereoscopic programming of
N-Demensional objects. . .
Installing X4.2.0 on a Debian system is a 'rather' trival task, making
personal .deb's requires a bit more reading than I'm willing to do, but
shouldn't be too hard for most Debian hackers but as Branden said, making
Debian release-quality .deb's is a whole other kettle of fish.
If you really _need_ 4.2.0, it's rather easy to install yourself. Branden has
quite a bit of other things to worry about that just how to install on i386,
though. Let him work on the quality he's so renowned for and jsut install
what you need for yourself.
Just my 1.54 Euro's worth.
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