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Old 09-07-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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Question X.org or XFree86?


I'm looking for opinions on which you guys think is better?
 
Old 09-07-2004, 06:55 PM   #2
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XFree86. Its the w00t. Unfortunatly, were all gonna have to switch over to XOrg in awhile....
 
Old 09-07-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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I dare say that at this stage in time the code-base
is probably still 99.99% identical, so it's probably
more of a political decision (major differences are
the different names of the config files).


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Old 09-07-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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Oh I know, its just the licensing poops. And I dont like having all my config files thrown out from under me
 
Old 09-07-2004, 09:44 PM   #5
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Just about the time I was getting comfortable with XFree86,now I can bang my head again!
 
Old 09-08-2004, 07:28 PM   #6
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Just about the time I was getting comfortable with XFree86,now I can bang my head again!
hands up every1 who actually noticed the differance between Xorg and Xfree ?

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XFree86. Its the w00t. Unfortunatly, were all gonna have to switch over to XOrg in awhile....
cummon... Xorg and Xfree were in the same place when they branched... now Xfree is still in the same place, and Xorg is about to release a new version with some great new features.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 08:01 PM   #7
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Look dude, no difference, but the licensing. And the configuration file, and all the app names have changed. Every script I have written will have to change etc. Its no big problem, just tedious. And youre exactly right. They havent branched barely. So untill they do, Id rather stick with XFree86.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 09:11 PM   #8
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MY HAND IS UP!!!
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:10 PM   #9
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okay.. you can put it down now !

so whats the huge difference.......
a new branch with a different licence formed... so what.
you still have a choice which ine you use.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:43 PM   #10
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Well, it seems to me that since almost every distro has switched or will switch over to x.org soon, that's where the future is headed. While they may be almost exactly the same right now, x.org is going to take (is already taking) off, while xfree is going to wallow in limbo for a while before dying out. In a year or two it'll be a moot question as nearly everyone will be using x.org.

My personal opinion is that the split is a very good thing to have happened. It's taken a project that until now has been only sluggishly worked on and breathed new life into it. We're going to be seeing a lot more development and improvement in the near future.
 
  


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