[PlanetCCRMA] Re: query re: XFree86 4.4

Mark Knecht mknecht@controlnet.com
Tue Jun 8 15:21:02 2004

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 14:17, Jesse Kaufman wrote:
>>On Tuesday 08 June 2004 3:55 pm, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
>>>I try hard not to upgrade core components of the distros. XFree86 is one
>>>of them :-) Sorry.
>>hmm, never had a problem doing this, even on slack or freebsd (just "upgraded" 
>>slack from xfree86-4.3 to xorg's latest via packages)
> I only upgrade core packages when there is a requirement by the software
> I package that is not met. While upgrades can be fine most of the time
> for most of the users, it is not always so (and the exceptions are the
> big problem). The less chance I have of messing up other machines I
> can't control the better :-) 
> Plus there's the question of availability of time...
> -- Fernando

Plus, if it matters to you, there is apparently a change in the 
licensing model for XFree 4.4. I've not read the changes, but you might 
want to do that before jumping. Lots of folks on the Gentoo lists were 
going nuclear... ;-)

- Mark