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X Strike Force XFree86 SVN commit: r2013 - in trunk/debian: . local

Author: branden
Date: 2004-11-08 14:02:56 -0500 (Mon, 08 Nov 2004)
New Revision: 2013

Add FAQ entry: What is the story with XFree86 3.x?

Modified: trunk/debian/CHANGESETS
--- trunk/debian/CHANGESETS	2004-11-04 17:32:38 UTC (rev 2012)
+++ trunk/debian/CHANGESETS	2004-11-08 19:02:56 UTC (rev 2013)
@@ -240,4 +240,7 @@
 and the real-world testing.  (Closes: #278654)
+Add FAQ entry: What is the story with XFree86 3.x?
+    2013
 vim:set ai et sts=4 sw=4 tw=80:

Modified: trunk/debian/TODO
--- trunk/debian/TODO	2004-11-04 17:32:38 UTC (rev 2012)
+++ trunk/debian/TODO	2004-11-08 19:02:56 UTC (rev 2013)
@@ -17,7 +17,6 @@
-* Add FAQ entry describing what has become of the XFree86 3.x packages.
 * Rewrite xserver-xfree86 debconfage.  Joey Hess, Eduard Bloch, and David
   Nusinow have provided good input.
   + udev users will have "/dev/input/mousen" -- configure that as only mouse

Modified: trunk/debian/changelog
--- trunk/debian/changelog	2004-11-04 17:32:38 UTC (rev 2012)
+++ trunk/debian/changelog	2004-11-08 19:02:56 UTC (rev 2013)
@@ -122,6 +122,8 @@
     Thanks to Daniel Jacobowitz for the original patch, this improved version,
     and the real-world testing.  (Closes: #278654)
+  * Add FAQ entry: What is the story with XFree86 3.x?
   Changes by Denis Barbier and Fabio M. Di Nitto:
   * Edit xc/programs/xkbcomp/symbols/pc/Imakefile so that the new pc/us_intl
@@ -204,7 +206,7 @@
     exiting upon encountering the first shell interpeter that fails on the
     script; instead, attempt all the interpreters and report all that fail.
- -- Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>  Thu,  4 Nov 2004 09:22:55 -0500
+ -- Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>  Mon,  8 Nov 2004 14:02:07 -0500
 xfree86 (4.3.0.dfsg.1-8) unstable; urgency=high

Modified: trunk/debian/local/FAQ.xhtml
--- trunk/debian/local/FAQ.xhtml	2004-11-04 17:32:38 UTC (rev 2012)
+++ trunk/debian/local/FAQ.xhtml	2004-11-08 19:02:56 UTC (rev 2013)
@@ -63,6 +63,7 @@
 <li><a href="#defappdef">What are app-defaults?</a></li>
 <li><a href="#keyboard">How does the keyboard work in the X Window
+<li><a href="#xfree86_3x">What is the story with XFree86 3.<em>x</em>?</a></li>
 <h2><a href="#specquest">Specific Questions</a></h2>
@@ -1065,6 +1066,45 @@
 <code>Multi_key</code> keysym is bound to <kbd>Shift + AltGr</kbd>.  Note that
 <kbd>AltGr + Shift</kbd> means something else; see above.</p>
+<h3><a id="xfree86_3x">What is the story with XFree86 3.<em>x</em>?</a></h3>
+<p>As of September 2003, packages of XFree86 3.<em>x</em>
+are no longer supported by the Debian Project.
+Please note that the XFree86 3.<em>x</em>
+codebase is not maintained by anyone, even for security fixes.
+If you run XFree86 3.<em>x</em>
+on your system, you may be vulnerable to
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0164";>CAN-2002-0164</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0063";>CAN-2003-0063</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0071";>CAN-2003-0071</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0690";>CAN-2003-0690</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0730";>CAN-2003-0730</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0083";>CAN-2004-0083</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0084";>CAN-2004-0084</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0093";>CAN-2004-0093</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0094";>CAN-2004-0094</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0106";>CAN-2004-0106</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0687";>CAN-2004-0687</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0688";>CAN-2004-0688</a>,
+<a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0914";>CAN-2004-0914</a>
+(as indexed by the <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cve/";>MITRE CVE project</a>),
+among other flaws.</p>
+<p>Version 3.<em>x</em> XFree86 X server packages include:
+<code>xserver-3dlabs</code>, <code>xserver-8514</code>,
+<code>xserver-agx</code>, <code>xserver-fbdev</code>, <code>xserver-i128</code>,
+<code>xserver-mach32</code>, <code>xserver-mach64</code>,
+<code>xserver-mach8</code>, <code>xserver-mono</code>,
+<code>xserver-p9000</code>, <code>xserver-s3</code>, <code>xserver-s3v</code>,
+<code>xserver-svga</code>, <code>xserver-tga</code>, <code>xserver-vga16</code>,
+and <code>xserver-w32</code>.</p>
+<p>If XFree86 3.<em>x</em> works on your hardware, but XFree86 4.<em>x</em> and
+the X.Org X server do not, the Debian Project could use your help in getting the
+more modern X server code to support your hardware.  The best place to start
+is with a bug report!</p>
 <h2><a id="specquest" class="bigtext">Specific Questions</a></h2>
 <h3><a id="custxsess">How do I customize my X session?</a></h3>

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