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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 03:09:51PM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> #include <ianadd.h>
> On Friday 18 June 2004 09.02, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> > * Should we ensure that multiple implementations of the X Window
> > System are packaged, or standardize on just one?
> from a user perspective, multiple X servers to chose from which are 
> almost but not exaclty the same is most confusing. AFAICT this is not 
> like having KDE and GNOME and .. in the archive because they are really 
> different, but this is more like the kernel having 3 different drivers 
> for NCR53c8xx SCSI chips, and how should the user know which to use and 
> why (difference in the scale, obviously)...

Users already don't know -- in many cases -- which XFree86 X server
driver to use for their hardware.

Hardware-identification tools like Discover are designed to help solve
this particular problem.

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