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Re: XF86-4.0 and potato?

Robert L Harris <Robert.L.Harris@rnd-consulting.com> writes:
RLH> Any odds we'll get XF-4.0 in Potato now that it's officially released?

IANADD, but I'd say "no".  Debian officially went into a "no new
versions of things" freeze a month or two back, and XF86-3.3.6 to 4.0
is a major enough change that I'd be hesitant about allowing it in
this late in the release cycle.  (That, and read the tagline on
http://www.xfree86.org/; even though 4.0 is out now, 3.3.6 is still
the official stable release of X, which is what you'd want in the
stable released version of Debian.)

RLH> is there a good way to get it installed, other than go compile source?
RLH> I like not hosing up my dependancies, etc.

Probably not.  I have just the server from 3.9.18 installed on my
machine, though, and it seems to work well enough.  <shrug>  It's
possible that, this not being a "snapshot" release, binaries might
appear on ftp.xfree86.org.

David Maze             dmaze@mit.edu          http://www.mit.edu/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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