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Re: XFree86-3.3.3 has been released

"Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@efis.ucr.ac.cr> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 04:21:42AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Previously Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> > > This is totally up to Branden to decide, but it seems it's a bug fix
> > > release. Check out the xfree86 web page.
> > 
> > You have to be kidding? Adding 4 new drivers for, 1 now server and
> > adding support for chipsets look like major code additions, not
> > bugfixes to me..
>  Sorta.
>  There are indeed new drivers. But they are not exactly untested. Reading
>  the list of bug fixes (which I put *after* the new features just to make
>  sure noone ignored the fact that there *are* new features) makes me very
>  uneasy. The -8 diff.gz for xfree86 is circa 100 kB. That's because some
>  (most? all?) the security related bug fixes are already in our X packages.
>  So the security argument could be (is?) moot.
>  From the *changelog*, the code that we already use *seems* to have very
>  changed little.
>  *My* opinion is that Slink should ship with; this is bad for
>  people with laptops because this means the <I forgot the name> chipset
>  support is going to be found in potato not slink.

Which will not be a major problem, if the new server packages work
with the older packages (i.e. xbase >= in the depends of
the new servers --- would that be possible, X Strike Force?).

Jens.Ritter@weh.rwth-aachen.de       grimaldi@debian.org
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