Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 07:47 UTC, submitted by Kraml Liu
X11, Window Managers "The first major version release of the X Window System in more than a decade, X11R7.0, is the first release of the completely modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window System. X11R6.9, its companion release, contains identical features, and uses the exact same source code as X11R7.0, but with the traditional imake build system."
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RE[4]: Disappointed
by Morgul on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Disappointed"
Morgul
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2005-07-06

Are you nuts? Compiling X takes half a year on even modern computers, if I was a hardcore gentoo user, then maybe, but man, you don't just compile X for fun.

No, are YOU nuts? I happen to be a 'hardcore gentoo user' and quite frankly I don't see where you get off saying that ti takes half a year to compile X on a modern computer. I've got a 1GHZ PIII laptop with 192 megs of ram. (4 years old) and it compiles Xorg 6.8.2 in 2 and 1/2 hours. My P4 Desktop compiled 7.0RC1 in about 1/2 an hour. You want something that takes a long while? Try compiling KDE sometime. Man, that stil takes about 10 hours on my desktop.

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