cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11 chapter.sgml

Ceri Davies ceri at submonkey.net
Wed Jun 27 21:11:52 UTC 2007


On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 10:08:01PM +0200, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 09:53:36PM +0200, Remko Lodder wrote:
> > >>> I see one problem with this change and the first sentence of the
> > >>> Handbook:
> > >>> "Welcome to FreeBSD! This handbook covers the installation and day to
> > >>> day use of FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE and FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE."
> > >>> I think we should wait for new releases directly supporting Xorg 7.2
> > >>> before attempting to update this chapter, this will avoid problems for
> > >>> the newcomers to FreeBSD.
> > >>>
> > >> The versions mentioned support Xorg 7.2, we should not lie about them,
> > >> but your opinion is denoted, thanks for that.
> > >>
> > > 
> > > My opinion does not count, the only thing that counts is the fact that
> > > if one installs FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE or FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE via the
> > > CD/DVD/ISO and use the packages from these supports there will be a
> > > problem with what is now written in the Handbook.
> > > 
> > 
> > ports are never up to date in whatever release, if this is a problem
> > we should add a note about this instead of hiding the fact.
> >
> 
> Ports?  I never talked about ports.  I just meant someone that installs a
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE from CD (which is the way most of non-experts use)
> and installs all his applications and of course X11 from the packages
> available on these CDs, then the informations for the fonts or xdm will be
> just wrong.

No, but the handbook on their CD will match.  The Handbook documents
-STABLE; that's been the convention since about forever and without
branching I can't think of any other way of doing it.

Ceri
-- 
That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere
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