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Old 09-13-2012, 02:01 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by fgcl2k View Post
Xorg went from 6.9.0 in 11.0 to 1.3.0 in 12.0?
The change was in software development: from XFree86 to X.Org. That caused the weird change in version numbers.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:41 AM   #17
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The jump was such a "huge" because Slack sticks to stable stuff. X.org 1.0.0 wasn't stable enough so Pat sticked to XFree86 for a while and jumped ship until 1.3.0 Same kind of jumps you can also see in kernel versions. For example Pat kept away from 2.6 kernel for quite some time before jumping the ship in 12.0 with 2.6.21. Other example with kernel: 8.0 -> 2.2.19 and 8.1 -> 2.4.18. Only time Pat chose latest and greatest in kernel was 3.1 which shipped with 2.0.0

GCC:
8.1 -> 2.95.3
9.0 -> 3.2.2

Clearly shows the philosophy and thats why we love Slack. There are bleeding edge distros all over the place who are in some sort of a version umber race that we slack users really don't understand nor appreciate.

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:47 AM   #18
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The jump was such a "huge" because Slack sticks to stable stuff. X.org 1.0.0 wasn't stable enough so Pat sticked to XFree86 for a while and jumped ship until 1.3.0
Therefore the table should be corrected: Slackware versions from 10.0 to 11.0 still had XF86 and not Xorg.
Thanks for your great work; +1 from me.
If you are interested in historical Slackware versions, I have posted some links here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4772076
 
Old 09-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #19
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Er no those funny numbers are actually from the Xorg single source tree been split into multiple sources, if we had the numbers from the old Xorg style we would have something like :-

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11.0     2.4.33    2.3.6   gcc 3.4.6   Xorg 6.9.0  KDE 3.5.4  XFCE 4.2.3.2  FF 1.5.0.7
12.0     2.6.21    2.5     gcc 4.1.2   Xorg 7.2.1  KDE 3.5.7  XFCE 4.4.1    FF 2.0.0.4
12.1     2.6.24    2.7     gcc 4.2.3   Xorg 7.3.1  KDE 3.5.9  XFCE 4.4.2    FF 2.0.0.14
12.2     2.6.27.7  2.7     gcc 4.2.4   Xorg 7.3.2  KDE 3.5.10 XFCE 4.4.3    FF 3.0.4
13.0     2.6.29.6  2.9     gcc 4.3.3   Xorg 7.4.1  KDE 4.2.4  XFCE 4.6.1    FF 3.5.2
13.1     2.6.33.4  2.11.1  gcc 4.4.4   Xorg 7.5.1  KDE 4.4.3  XFCE 4.6.1    FF 3.6.3
13.37    2.6.37.6  2.13    gcc 4.5.2   Xorg 7.6.1  KDE 4.5.5  XFCE 4.6.2    FF 4.0
 
Old 09-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #20
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Excerpt from X.org history:

X11R6.7.0, the first version of the X.Org Server, was forked from XFree86 4.4 RC2.

So we really have x.org. Actually it is possible to extract the version number for the xorg release from the Announce files. WildWizard already brought the updated table segment. For some reason I cannot edit the original post anymore...

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #21
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For some reason I cannot edit the original post anymore...
There reason is that regular users of LQ can't edit posts more than 4 days old. If need be, hit the "Report" button on your first post and ask a moderator to do it for you.
 
  


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