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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/
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