Finishing the X11R7.5 katamari

Didier Spaier didier.spaier at
Sat Oct 3 00:15:02 PDT 2009

On Saturday 03 October 2009 04:15:12 Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> >> If anyone disagrees with these, or the module versions listed as being
> >> a stable, X11R7.5-compatible version that should be included in the
> >> katamari,
> >> now is the time to speak, as at the rate we're going, we should have the
> >> X11R7.5 release finished by this time next week.
> >>  ...
> >>                          xineramaproto    1.1.2  1.2
> >>                                 xinput    1.3.0    *
> >
> > xinit seems to be omitted... and it could use a bump too.
> xinit was not on the X11R7.4 katamari modules list, but is on my list of
> modules needing a release made.   I'm not sure why it was removed - perhaps
> because the expectation is most users get X11 started via a display manager
> like gdm/kdm now?   Though that wouldn't apply to Cygwin & MacOS X users,
> so xinit would seem to be a core part of their window system.

As a Linux user, I prefer not to use gdm/kdm -- and BTW I don't use HAL 
either, so I'd like to remain able to use X without one of these.

Only my two cents.


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