[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.17.0

dclarke at blastwave.org dclarke at blastwave.org
Sat Feb 7 13:23:03 PST 2015

> On February 4, 2015 at 12:39 PM Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com>
> wrote:
> Here's the 1.17 release -- just a few patches since the last RC.
> Thanks to all for making this a really fun release to work on!

> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/xserver/xorg-server-1.17.0.tar.gz
> SHA256:
> dde7ecf6a5591c22394e467f7a4c8c33e60eebfafcb0bfaf2f59c560002f4d86
>  xorg-server-1.17.0.tar.gz

Thank you very much for this.

A question that I have, however, is how does one simply decide to
install this?  Suppose, as a not entire too hypothetical case, a person
had a Debian based laptop and they simply wanted to build all of the
Xorg bits and have them reside in /opt/Xorg perhaps. Is there a web page
somewhere or a case where someone has done this sort of thing?

Part of the reason why I ask is that I do have Debian and Red Hat and
other things ( like Solaris ) and would really like to see a full build
from scratch actually up and running from the moment I login *with* the
added safety of not destroying whatever the vendor ships. Also, I have a
snazzy large touch screen monitor and don't really want to run a
Microsoft project just to get my monitor features to all work.

Thank you for any helpful reply.


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