Further notes on 7.4

Michael Verret michael.verret at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 12:04:44 PDT 2008

Thanks for the updated listing. This is extremely appreciated.



On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> We will not be doing the -X11R7.4- badging in tarball names anymore.  No
> one I talked to could come up with any reason for still wanting this,
> and it's busy work I don't feel like doing.  If you really still want
> it, convince me.
> I've updated the module list with my current understanding of what
> modules are included and what versions people want in 7.4.  If you
> haven't seen this file, you really should:
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/util/modular/tree/module-list.txt
> While this list still includes most of the input drivers, be aware that
> most of them are slated for the block, according to the input crew.  If
> you're not evdev/kbd/mouse/vmmouse/void start justifying your existence.
> In the same vein, I suspect XEvIE will either go away or be much changed
> by 7.5.
> Note that almost all of the graphics demos and core font utilities are
> gone in that list.  Yes, this is intentional.  xeyes is not a critical
> component of the modern desktop.  Run them if you want, but they're not
> part of the core release anymore.
> The core fonts are still listed there, but really, don't.  The only one
> you want is font-misc-misc for fixed/cursor, expect the rest to leave
> the list in 7.5.
> - ajax
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