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Re: Lets speak about freeness, ...

On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 10:42:50PM +0000, Pablo Baena wrote:
> I tested Xfree86 4.0 days ago. It works (for me) but there are quite a lot
> packages that won't work anymore with it (or quite work). So, Xfree86 4.0
> definitively wont't enter potato, and it will be hard to release it
> even in woody since all the problems it will generate with anything else.
> So leave Branden alone, and if you want Xfree86 4.0, go get the source
> from www.xfree86.org. You'll be surprised on how smoothly it compiles
> and installs itself!

One reason I tore into Sven so hard on this point is that he actually is an
XFree86 Developer (as am I).  I would expect members of that development
team to know how to build X from source.  I would not insist upon such
knowledge from Debian users generally, or from very many of my fellow
Debian developers.

G. Branden Robinson            |    Reality is what refuses to go away when
Debian GNU/Linux               |    I stop believing in it.
branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |    -- Philip K. Dick
roger.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |

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