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Re: release critical != important (was: Re: Bug#72135: not release critical

On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 12:17:50AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 08:18:00PM -0700, Steve Bowman wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 12:56:21AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.)
> > 
> > Is 3.3.6 as dead as that.  I thought it was going to stick around for some
> > cards no longer supported by the 4.x crop of drivers.  NV1, for example.
> What sense does it make to port these old, old drivers to Hurd?  Marcus's
> patches don't address that portion of the source tree anyway.

I was only asking about 3.3.6 wrt support of older cards, not necessarily
about porting to hurd.  I have two Diamond Stealth Edge 3D's (NV1)
which are only about 4 years old.  X has a long history of supporting
just about all the video hw you'd run across.  However, it appears 4.x
will drop support for large numbers of the older cards.  As I browse
http://xfree.org/4.0.1/Status.html, I see lots of older cards by Number
Nine, Oak, S3, Weitek, etc. that are not supported in 4.0.1.  Are we
just going to tell everyone that wants to run Debian they have to have
new video h/w or they can't run X?  Or do I misunderstand the plans for
3.3.6 in Debian?  That's all I was asking.

PS. BTW, I do appreciate all the work you've done with X - it's a
monster :-).  Thanks.

Steve Bowman  <sbowman@frostwork.net> (preferred)
Buckeye, AZ   <sbowman@goodnet.com> <bowmanc@acm.org>

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