[Xorg] Detecting server version?
KendallB at scitechsoft.com
Fri Jun 18 16:16:00 PDT 2004
No response to my question? I would like to find out what we should do
before we ship our product ;-)
> Hey Guys,
> I have been quiet on these mailing lists for a while as we have been
> slaving away on PowerPC support in our products. I am back working on our
> X Server drivers again, and working on adding support for the X.org
> servers. Part of our previous installer detects the installed XFree86
> version to determine which module we should be installing. To do this we
> look at the 'X -version' string and parse the XFree86 version number from
> Looking at the Xorg server output for the -version command it appears all
> that changed was the first string that contained the XFree86 version
> indentifier was removed, and the Release was upped to 6.7 from 6.6. I can
> easily detect the initial X.org release by looking at the 6.7 string, but
> I need to know if this version number is going to be revved for each
> X.org official release.
> Ie: will the next release from X.org be versioned as R6.8? If not, we
> need to seriously considering putting some kind of release versioning
> into the X server so third party driver installers like ours can detect
> the server version correctly and install the correct driver modules based
> on that information.
> For now I will assume the 6.7 will change to 6.8, so I can get our
> installer done. If that isn't the case we will need to fix it before the
> next release ;-)
> Kendall Bennett
> Chief Executive Officer
> SciTech Software, Inc.
> Phone: (530) 894 8400
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