Xorg version number change

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Sun Oct 10 18:05:24 PDT 2004

Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 04:52:22PM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> > What 'the world' means is debatable, especially as many
> > systems have a lot of paths with 'X11R6' encoded in them.
> Just because it's there and common practice, doesn't make it right. :)

Yep. Long ago it was X11R5, before that X11R4. And switching the default
dir to /usr/X11R7/ won't hurt neither less or more
(backwards-compatibility can be guranteed via softlink from /usr/X11R6
--> /usr/X11R7/ ...) ... :)

BTW: Since a while Solaris has a link /usr/X/ which points to the
currently installed version of X11... maybe the same should be done for
the Xorg tree and then all version-independent paths should go through
/usr/X/ (or /usr/X11/) instead of /usr/X11R(6|7)/ ...



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