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Re: XFree86-3.3 Release Date and Features?

For the convinience of non-German debian-devel readers I should have
asked my questions in English ...

Translated version follows.


Harald Koenig <koenig@tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> On May 26, Sven Rudolph wrote:

> > At the Linux Congress you mentioned that it were a good idea 
> > for Debian to delay the release in order to include XFree86-3.3.
> >
> > As I feel people won't like delaying the upcoming release.

> IMHO it would be very pitty not to use XFree86 3.3...

> > I didn't find info regarding XFree86-3.3 in the FAQ
> > (http://www.xfree86.org/FAQ/index.html)

> the FAQs are for end users mostly.  for developers and internal information
> there is our internal mailing-list for subscribed developers (ask BOD@XFree86.org
> for application form...).

> > - why we should wait for XFree86-3.3

> most important:  security fixes;  more buffer overruns than in X11R6.3 aka XFree86 3.2A
> (the most recent one still have to be reported to CERT by TOG I guess).
> then much more testing and bug fixing, more support for recent popular chips
> (S3 Trio and ViRGE /DX and /GX,  and most important Matrox Mystique)
> > - which problems we should expect or might occur
> no idea.  burning your house, exploding your car ?
> all known bugs have been fixed (or documented;), so it's much more stable
> and complete than 3.2 or 3.2A  (and the last week(s) a lot of testing 
> and bug fixing has been done)
> > - when the 3.3 release will be available
> code freeze is this night  (feature freeze was much earlier), so we hope to be out 
> before June 1st.  but as you know it's still not annouced so we might be able to shift
> if necessary (no known reason yet and I don't think so,  but June 1st isn't 
> carved into stone yet just in case you'd like to sue me if we don't make it
> on sunday;)
> > - whether there is a way to get the sources before official
> >   release (for testing purposes)
> sure, that's exactly what our beta/developer application is good for!

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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