Finishing the X11R7.5 katamari

Mark Kettenis mark.kettenis at
Sat Oct 3 03:06:03 PDT 2009

> Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 19:15:12 -0700
> From: Alan Coopersmith <Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM>
> 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.

I still use xinit/startx to start X, and very much *do* consider it to
be an essential part of X.

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