Bug#220493: Want a more recent version of the XFree86-server
in general I'm a friend of the somewhat conservative strategie of the
Debian project, but ...
The XFree86 project is going to release version 4.4 of it's server
in about a month.
The Debian testing and unstable tree still contains only version
4.2.1 of this server which has been made obsolete by the release
of the follow-up version (4.3) more than 8 months ago!
Even this old Debian 4.2.1-version declares itself as a pre-release
version, but this is another topic:
This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
I don't know the reason but IMHO ignoring a new stable release
of a that much hardware related program for more than 8 months
is a bit too much. Version 4.3 should have been gone into testing
Even in the experimental tree I could only find a pre-4.3-version
of the xserver-xfree86 package. Or is this in reality a
pre-4.4-version, which would be a glimmer of hope for the future?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux p3 2.4.22 #1 Sun Aug 31 00:21:40 CEST 2003 i686
Versions of packages xserver-xfree86 depends on:
ii debconf 1.3.15 Debian configuration management sy
ii libc6 2.3.2-9 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii xserver-common 4.2.1-12.1 files and utilities common to all
ii zlib1g 1:1.1.4-16 compression library - runtime