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Lindy
18th March 2004, 03:32 AM
I was just reading on Slashdot about Fedora possibly switching from XFree86 to Xorg's implementation of X11. O.K. fedora insiders, any truth to the rumor?

ewdi
18th March 2004, 03:55 AM
thomas might know, or anyone else?

from what i see, it seems like this is something a MUST done, since xfree changing their 4.4 license

Ug
18th March 2004, 11:32 AM
A solution in sight?

Lindy
18th March 2004, 03:10 PM
>from what i see, it seems like this is something a MUST done, since xfree changing their 4.4 license

I fully agree.

>A solution in sight?

Let's hope so.

Ug
18th March 2004, 03:25 PM
Lindy, may I recommend to you the use of the [ quote ] tags? It makes things much nicer.

:p

Bana
19th March 2004, 06:36 AM
Apparently (according to slashdot again):
While Fedora seems to be "preparing to support multiple X11 implementations", Red Hat has explicitly stated that they have no plans to ship XFree86 v4.4 under its current license. This is according to this (http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-February/msg00072.html) article (although I don't see it)...

Bana
19th March 2004, 08:18 AM
Oh okay, more up to date info: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2004-March/msg01104.html by this post it appears that:
The short story, is that XFree86 is being replaced by The X.org
Foundation X11 implementation, which currently includes all of
the parts of XFree86 4.4.0 which are not affected by the recent
XFree86 license version 1.1. For the most part, users won't
notice the difference between the two X11 implementations for the
initial release.Yay! :D

Lindy
19th March 2004, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by Bana
Yay! :D

Concur, yea!

I took a look through the development repo...
It's there alright, xfdesktop4.0.3 & xorg-x11-0.0.6.6 . Curious there's no mention of the move on the Fedora Project main page, guess they're busy with more important things than announcements.

redhat71
19th March 2004, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by Lindy
Concur, yea!

I took a look through the development repo...
It's there alright, xfdesktop4.0.3 & xorg-x11-0.0.6.6 .

xfdesktop has nothing to do with this, it's :
Desktop manager for the XFce Desktop Environment

Ug
19th March 2004, 04:26 PM
That does sound like good news.

Lindy
19th March 2004, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by redhat71
xfdesktop has nothing to do with this, it's :
Desktop manager for the XFce Desktop Environment

My mistake, I thought that package looked like something from freedesktop.org. Guess I got confused since Xorg, and freedesktop are on the same web page.

Ug
19th March 2004, 05:52 PM
*tut* *tut* :p

mhelios
20th March 2004, 12:33 AM
Well one of Fedora's goals is to try out the latest technologies early. By not using XFree4.4, they'd be taking a step back in the race. So, by offering other X servers, they are once again set on the right path IMO.
It would be interesting to try new X technology anyway; a breath of fresh air.
Alternatively, XFree86 could get there act together real quick to save themselves..

Jman
20th March 2004, 06:07 AM
Originally posted by Lindy
Guess I got confused since Xorg, and freedesktop are on the same web page.
It gets even better. There is a blog entry (http://fooishbar.org/daniel/blog/tech/x/xserverTrees-2004-03-12-00-21.html) that tries to explain it. As I understand it, there is at least XFree86, X.org, and xserver from freedesktop.org. Confusing. :confused:

The relevent Slashdot article is here (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/17/226216&mode=thread&tid=104&tid=110&tid=152&tid=185&tid=187&tid=189).

Lindy
20th March 2004, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by Jman
It gets even better. There is a blog entry (http://fooishbar.org/daniel/blog/tech/x/xserverTrees-2004-03-12-00-21.html) that tries to explain it. As I understand it, there is at least XFree86, X.org, and xserver from freedesktop.org. Confusing. :confused:

The relevent Slashdot article is here (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/17/226216&mode=thread&tid=104&tid=110&tid=152&tid=185&tid=187&tid=189).

Whew! Trying to sort through all that is starting to give me a headache! Maybe if more distributions make the jump Xorg might get a website of their own. As it is now it's kinda like Abbot & Costello's "who's on first ".