XFree86 4.4 in FreeBSD?
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Wed Mar 31 06:58:00 PST 2004
> > > > > I'm about to install FreeBSD on a new computer, and was
> > > > > looking over the release notes for XFree86 in preparation and
> > > > > discovered that the Current release is 4.4. Though I don't
> > > > > think I actively need any of the features of version 4.4, I do
> > > > > wonder why it hasn't made it into the Ports system yet. It's
> > > > > been out for a month, and there are FreeBSD binaries on the
> > > > > XFree86 site.
> > > > >
> > > > > There doesn't seem to have been much discussion of it here. Are
> > > > > there any specific problems with 4.4, or is it just a big job
> > > > > to port it and deal with dependencies?
> > > >
> > > > The latter.
> > >
> > > Hmm. This is distressing, as I've discovered since posting my
> > > original message not long ago that my video card (ATI Mobility
> > > FireGL T2) is not supported in 4.3, but is supported in 4.4.
> > >
> > > How grim a job is it going to be to handle the X setup manually,
> > > and how badly will I get screwed every time I try to install a
> > > new X-based app?
> > Why are you concerned about 4.3 or 4.4?
> > The most recent release in the 4.xxx track is 4.9. Download it
> > and install (buy the CD set). The most recent release in the 5.xxx
> > track for the more adventurous is 5.2.1 and 5.3 is coming "soon".
> The discussion was about the latest release of XFree86, which is indeed
> 4.4 while XFree86 4.3 is what is included in the FreeBSD ports
> collection. The FreeBSD version numbers that you mention are
> irrelevant to this discussion.
Oops. You are right. Sorry. Too early in the morning I guess.
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