Future of X packages in Debian
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As you might have seen from the messages on debian-devel-changes,
4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 has been accepted into unstable.
As XSF release manager, I have no objections to the TODO list for -6 ,
but there is one item that we consider extremely important and that, in
our opinion, requires the community attention, since it is a *hot*
argument that many other distributions have already faced  or are
(reason for the cross posting and set your follow-up to debian-x please)
* Add FAQ entry describing Debian's plans in the X department.
We all know by now that due to several licensing-related issues we cannot
keep using XFree86 as our primary upstream source for an X Window System
distribution . But we need a clear plan before we can add a FAQ entry
describing our plans. Some XSF memebers have already expressed their
opinion on what the future of X in Debian should be.
Our questions to the community are:
* What kinds of X packages would you like to see in the future?
* Should we regard X.Org or FreeDesktop.Org as our upstream source?
* Should we go our own way starting from the "sanitized" XFree86 CVS
snapshot we've prepared?
* Should we ensure that multiple implementations of the X Window System
are packaged, or standardize on just one?
* If we standardize on just one, which one should it be?
We will do our best to choose a course that reflects the wishes and needs
of the Debian community. Your feedback is a great first step, but we can
always use more help. If you'd like to influence the direction of Debian
X packaging, the best thing to do is to join the maintenance team.
Please subscribe to debian-x, and if it's not obvious to you what you can
do to help, just ask.
Section: Borrowing patches from upstream CVS
and several other references in debian-x mailing list
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