Now a XFree86 4.0 based X-server

Suhaib Siddiqi
Mon Jun 5 04:52:00 GMT 2000

> Congratulations!  It sounds like things are starting to take off here!
> cgf

Chris, Thanks.

A lot of credit goes to Peter Busch for writing excellent drivers.
One of his latest contribution is DirectX dlls dynamic loader, xf_dx.dll.
Cygwin users do not need to link DirectX applications to DirectX SDK ports
for Cygwin, instead calling xf_dx.dll would load DirectX drivers installed
on the Windows.

I will be making setup.exe of X-servers released this weekend.  This would
simplyfy installation process.  After rleasing executables with setup.exe,
I would clean up the Cygwin/XFree ftp server directory and remove all the
so-called Beta and non-functional X-servers.

The XFree86 4.0 source tree needs some cleaning.  After that I would
update CVS tree, hopefully by weekend.

The X-servers released yesterday are not Beta any more.  I marked them
as Versions 1.0.

Someone posted a couple of weeks ago that he was willing to help put
a FAQ in HTML and PDF, formats.  Can he contact me again please?


> On Sun, Jun 04, 2000 at 06:13:17PM -0700, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> >Peter Busch gave a big hand in writing a DirectX based
> >dynmically loaded library and fixing bugs.
> >
> >Soooooooooooooo!!!!!
> >
> >Here is a first version of "stable" XFree86 4.0 based
> >X-server.
> >
> >Get the xfree86-4.0-xwin.tar.bz2 from
> >
> >
> >
> >Unzip and untar in a /usr directory.  Grab rest of
> >the archives from xc-4-binaries directory on
> >Sourceware
> >or get X-servers-v-1.0.tar.bz2 from contrib directory.
> >
> >This server works in fullscreen mood only and is based
> >upon XFree86 4.0 source tree.
> >Known problems;  It is stable only in 8bpp mode, 16
> >and 24bpp mode will turn your xterm RED and GREEN ;-)
> >
> >We will be spending now a great deal of time putting a
> >HOW-TO and FAQs

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