Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th May 2006 14:48 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
X11, Window Managers Xfree 4.6.0 has been released. New features include security updates, driver updates and fixes, input driver enhancements, Xinerama improvements, and much more. Read the release notes, readme, and installation notes.
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RE: Anyone?
by philicorda on Wed 17th May 2006 15:46 UTC in reply to "Anyone?"
philicorda
Member since:
2005-12-31

I think the people from Xorg look at it quite a lot. ;)
At least I hope they do, it would be a shame if so much work was duplicated.

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RE[2]: Anyone?
by NxStY on Wed 17th May 2006 16:14 in reply to "RE: Anyone?"
NxStY Member since:
2005-11-12

There isn't much happening in xfree86. They only have a few contributors and a lot of the new code is under the xfree86 1.1 licence so X.org can't use it anyway.

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RE[2]: Anyone?
by charlieg on Wed 17th May 2006 16:16 in reply to "RE: Anyone?"
charlieg Member since:
2005-07-25

Sadly Xorg can't take anything from Xfree since the Xfree licensing (which caused the split) is not GPL compatable.

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RE[3]: Anyone?
by bsd_geek on Wed 17th May 2006 17:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Anyone?"
bsd_geek Member since:
2006-05-04

Sadly Xorg can't take anything from Xfree since the Xfree licensing (which caused the split) is not GPL compatable.

Huh? I thought X.org was under the MIT license. Now I'll have to check, unless someone can chime in and confirm my assumption.

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RE[4]: Anyone?
by JoeBuck on Wed 17th May 2006 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Anyone?"
JoeBuck Member since:
2006-01-11

X.org is under the MIT license, but the new Xfree86 license is more restrictive, which is why they can't use the code.

Fortunately most of the former Xfree86 maintainers are now X.org maintainers, leaving Xfree86 irrelevant.

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