HEADSUP: XFree86 changes

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Nov 9 13:43:30 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 08:38:22AM -0500, Christopher Nehren wrote:
> > As part of this, I'll be converting the X Servers to use the (new, in
> > some cases) shared libraries rather than each linking against static
> > libraries built during the build of that server.
> What about third-party drivers (like nVidia)? Will they run with these
> new libraries? What about performance? And how would people deal with
> building X software outside of the ports tree? Is there a test suite
> available?
> I don't want to make this a bike shed (though I'm afraid that it will
> probably become one, unfortunately). What I know is that a functional X
> is very important to a large number of users. I use FreeBSD as my
> desktop system, and would hate to have to install Linux because of a
> lack of a functional X. I've done it before, and it's not a pretty
> experience. 

I'm pretty sure "make X non-functional" is not on Eric's list of
things to do.

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