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Re: Plans for X

On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 08:54:18PM -0700, Steve Bowman wrote:
> Marcus, so what _is_ the plan now with X on hurd.  A few days ago, I saw
> a bit of discussion between you and Branden on debian-x that didn't sound
> too promising.

He downgraded the severity of the three bugs, and I disagreed. I don't think
there was a discussion, but I am not subscribed to this list anyway. Ok, I
looked into the archive now, and he didn't CC me his reply, so I never got

Branden, XFree86 3.3.6 is the only thing that works now for the Hurd.
And I am happy that it works at all.  You write:

"Please, please, please focus your efforts on XFree86 4.x instead of
 fighting with me.  I have nothing against the Hurd, but 3.3.6 as it exists
 in potato is dead, dead, dead.  There's no sense applying your patches to
 it; the deltas are far too large for stable-updates, and the only case (in
 woody) where the 3.3.6 libraries are built is for libc5-compat versions on
 i386 Linux.  (If BenC's dreams come true, I'll trash that as well.)"

I am not fighting you. I can not foxus my effort on XFree86 4.x because my
priorities lie elsewhere. You know how this works in free software. You
leave me no option but to fork the xfree 3.3.6 source package. Is this what
you want?


`Rhubarb is no Egyptian god.' Debian http://www.debian.org brinkmd@debian.org
Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    marcus@gnu.org

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