Re: x.org packages roadmap ?
Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 12:10:10AM +0000, ROBERTOJIMENOCA wrote:
> > I saw this post on slashdot.org:
> > http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=121015&cid=10187780
> > This isn't funny.
> > Do you have any roadmap to have x.org Debian packages?
> > How may I help?
> You may be interested in the latest addition to the Debian X FAQ.
> What are Debian's plans with respect to X.Org and XFree86?
> Thanks to Fabio Massimo Di Nitto for contributing much of this entry.
> While moving from XFree86's monolithic tree to X.Org's is a relatively
> simple technical transition of itself, the transition to a
> fully-modularized set of packages will take longer â?? indeed, an unknown
> amount of time which depends on the speed of upstream's progress â?? but we
> expect the process will bring the packages' quality to a higher level,
> thanks to the introduction of a fast release cycle for each single
> component. We expect to "modularize" two parts of the X.Org distribution
> immediately: XTerm and Xprt (the XPRINT server). Both of these are
> independently maintained by entities external to (but working in
> cooperation with) freedesktop.org.
Uhm... correction: Xprint is part of the Xorg release, starting with
X11R6.8.0 both trees are identical (before that Xprint was already part
of X11 (since X11R6.4) but the plain X.org version was pretty much
unuseable since the single vendors worked on their own implementations
without contributing patches back).
Xprint is no longer "externally" maintained. Just the documentation and
mailinglist is still hosted at mozdev.org since too many links point to
that site and we didn't had time to fight with Wiki (which seems to be
mandatory for the freedesktop.org site... ;-/) ...
P.S.: Please keep the Xprint mailinglist <firstname.lastname@example.org> in the CC:
that other people get the emails, too - not everyone is subscribed to
the debian-x lists...
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