X.Org Foundation Official Release of X Window System X11R6.8.1

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Sep 18 09:41:38 PDT 2004

On Saturday 18 September 2004 10:56, Kevin E Martin wrote:
>On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 02:28:27PM +0200, René Rebe wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
>> >On Saturday 18 of September 2004 05:32, Leon Shiman wrote:
>> >>           X11R6.8.1 Release of the X Window System
>> >>           ========================================
>> >>
>> >>           X.Org Foundation Releases Security Update
>> >>             For X Window System Version X11R6.8.0
>> >
>> >btw. that release from http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.8.1
>> > identifies itself as:
>> >
>> >X Window System Version 6.8.0
>> >Release Date: 8 September 2004
>> >X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8
>> >
>> >not as 6.8.1 1X September.
>If you look at the xc/config/cf/xorg.cf file (after untarring the
> source tarballs), you'll see that the release version is 6.8.1 and
> the release date is 17 September 2004.  You'll need to do a
> complete "make World" and "make install" from the source tarballs
> to get the latest version properly built and installed on your
> system.
>> It would be nice if those values could be tripple checked for the
>> next release and the announce sent out _after_ the files are
>> world-read-able ... to avoid some confusion.
>The sources were put in place on fdo within 10 min of the
> announcement going out and were verified to be accessible.  Could
> you explain what problems you had accessing the files?

The link supplied in the announcement was not world readable for 
several hours after the announcement.  I, like I suspect a lot of 
other people, got a "no right to read this file" message.

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