Improving Xorg

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Thu Jun 29 07:30:41 PDT 2006

conon wrote:
> distributions follow source releases by about 3-6 months, too bad if
> you need the functionality of the latest release now.

But as the 7.1 release showed, about 2/3'rds of the software in Xorg
doesn't change that often, so your distribution probably already has
the latest released font packages or headers/libraries for extensions
that haven't changed in years, and the modular setup allows you to get
the functionality of the latest release by just building the packages
with that functionality change in.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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