Finishing the X11R7.5 katamari

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Oct 3 09:59:37 PDT 2009

On Saturday 03 October 2009, Daniel Stone wrote:
>On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 09:13:57AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Saturday 03 October 2009, Mark Kettenis wrote:
>> >I still use xinit/startx to start X, and very much *do* consider it to
>> >be an essential part of X.
>> +1000, Amen and hip hip hooray.  I have never started X any other way,
>> and consider it the only safe way to get a gui.
>> Please do NOT remove that. Ever.
>> IMO 7.5 will be broken horribly if its not included.
>It's still there.  You can still download and install it, we're just not
>suggesting it form a part of the default install set.  We're never going
>to remove the code, or the tarballs.

Please make it plain to the distros that it is still part of x.  If there is 
not a dependency, I'd imagine it will get dropped.

Cheers, Gene
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