Release criteria for X11 releases

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Sep 26 02:05:38 PDT 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 06:41:01PM -0500, R.L. Horn wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2007, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> > We seem to be loosening and loosening what it takes to declare
> > an X11 release shipped, and X11R7.3 seems to have lowered the
> > bar even further.
> Well, I'm glad somebody finally said it.  Even the filenames are 
> inconsistent with previous releases.

Yes, we decided to drop the badged tarballs a long time ago
(modulename-X11R7.2- is no more).

> What's worse, with no update 
> directory (and no clear indication as to which tarballs are 
> R7.3-specific), the version of each and every package has to be compared 
> with what's already installed.
> I'm not a distributor, but I do build and maintain my own systems.  I took 
> one look at R7.3 and said to myself, "Uh-uh...not worth the trouble."

Yeah, I agree, it'd be nice if we had a list like that.  Maybe we could
even put it on the main wiki page:

Hang on ...
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