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

Daniel Stone daniel at freedesktop.org
Sat Sep 18 22:17:34 PDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 01:02:21AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 18 September 2004 23:32, Daniel Stone wrote:
> >Um, the only thing that changed between 6.8.0 and 6.8.1, aside from
> >cosmetic version bumping stuff, was that a security issue in libXpm
> > was fixed -- no other code was changed, deliberately.
> Then why is my cursor working fine now?  It worked fine with 6.8.0 
> too, but the build from the web page file brough back all the 
> irritations of old WRT the cursor thing.

Phases of the moon?

> >> >This is very odd, and I'm wondering if there isn't something else
> >> > going on here (since multiple people are reporting this
> >> > problem). Could you verify with the md5sums that you have the
> >> > correct versions downloaded?
> I rest my case by your own statement.

Yes, changing the build date fixed your mouse problems.  Sorry.

> >> Comment: We seriously need the startup log to include the build
> >> date, this things been rebuilt 4 or 5 times since the 8th, but
> >> there appears to be no info in the log that could prove it.
> >
> >You can do this by generating a build date - run:
> >egrep -i 'build.*date' config/cf/*
> That really should be made part of the make World, or its wrapper 
> script.  I presume it doesn't do any good of course after the fact of 
> the build.


> Would a "make clean", do that, and a new "make World && make install" 
> fix it?

Only if you built with -Dwhateveritis.

> >> So do us _all_ a favor, please kill the obviously bogus
> >> xorg-6.8.1-src.tar.gz on the web server, and copy the one from
> >> ftp.x.org to it and relink it for downloading.  The one on the web
> >> page might as well be a copy of 6.7 from the way it runs.  In
> >> short, "Its dead, Jim".
> >
> >There are no code differences between the file on ftp.x.org and the
> > one on freedesktop.org.  Repeate, no code differences.
> The running results and general 'feel' are different enough here to be 
> obvious Daniel.  I was dead serious when I wrote the above, there is 
> a working, you can see it and feel it, difference.  I don't know 
> where or what but I suppose I could unpack the other and compare the 
> srcs if I knew what proggy could compare the two tree's in one swell 
> foop.  It would need to be something that keeps on going and reports 
> all differences.  Humm, maybe diff itself could do that.  I presume 
> it has switches that will make it scan the whole tree.  Tommorrow 
> when I'm awake I'll look into that.

Yes, um, that's what diff does.

Daniel Stone                                            <daniel at freedesktop.org>
freedesktop.org: powering your desktop                http://www.freedesktop.org
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