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Re: xfree planned for sarge

Hi all,

No answer after 3 days, let's reword it.

To my knowledge, the following Intel chipsets (830M/845G/852GM/855GM/865G) are unsupported in Xfree86-4.2.1 hence unsupported in the current sid packages.

They are supported in Xfree-4.3 (cf. [1] or [2] ).
From [1] "Does XFree86 4.2.0 or 4.2.1 support the 845G?" a backport to Xfree-4.2.1 seems difficult.

As a sysadmin having hundred of desktops with such chipsets, I'm interrested to know the intended support of those for sarge (for now we are using an unsupported backport of XFree86-4.3.0 to woody to get those desktop running, thanks to V. Golam for taking care of that).

In my previous mail, my babbling about Xfree86-4.3.0 soon in sid came from the sheer number of svn commit in this branch and the comment about "time constraints.." on [3].

Out of curiosity, I would appreciate if someone could summup the current state of xfree86_4.3.0-0pre1v5 packages and what does prevent them to enter sid (appart from left over from the compromision).

A bit more on the Intel chipsets.
AFAK all professionnal desktops from Dell (optiplex series) ship with those chipsets (i845G since 09/2002, i865G since 09/2003).
Surfing a bit, that's what I got :
The current HP/Compaq business desktops are also shipped with one of these chipsets [4]. IBM desktops seems to have an "Intel Extreme Graphics 2" card. From [5] we are back to known univers.
Same chipsets at gateway [6].

Thanks for your time,


[1] http://www.xfree86.org/~dawes/845driver.html
[2] http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/RELNOTES2.html#3
[3] http://necrotic.deadbeast.net/xsf/XFree86/NEWS.xhtml
[4] http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/en/WF02d/12454-64287-89301.html
[5] http://www.intel.com/design/graphics2
[6] http://products.gateway.com/products/GConfig/prodDetails.asp?system_id=e4100v3&seg=sb

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