[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xorg-server-1.5.3-3

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Mon Nov 24 13:30:00 GMT 2008

Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
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> The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin net distribution:
> *** xorg-server-1.5.3-3
> These are the changes in this release:
> * Log changes:
> - - In addition to the XWin logs now being found in /var/log (as of the
> last release), now a separate log is created for each display.  THE
> DEFAULT LOG LOCATION IS NOW /var/log/XWin.0.log, when run as "X :1" the
> log will be /var/log/XWin.1.log, etc.
> - - The -logfile flag argument may contain "%s" (w/o quotations) to have
> the display number automatically substituted; e.g. "XWin :2 -logfile
> ~/tmp/XWin.%s.log" will create ~/tmp/XWin.2.log.

What happens if someone runs XWin -logfile /tmp/XWin.%s.%s.log ? :-)

> - - The verbosity of the logfile and the console output should now match.
> * The messages about /tmp/.X11-unix creation and ownership are silenced.
> * Multiwindow mode fix:
> - - Windows which remember their placement don't drift with each instance.
> * Multihead fixes:
> - - Windows don't appear offscreen when the primary monitor is not
> upper-left.
> - - XWin dialogs are placed near the tray icon so that they don't end up
> in the middle of the virtual desktop, possibly split between two monitors.
> * Numerous clipboard fixes, including a fix for clipboard startup with

If using -clipboard and GDM, as noted in this FAQ [1], was still a problem,
this should (theoretically) fix it.  I'd be interested in hearing reports
either way.


> * Built-in fonts are used in addition to server-side fonts.  The default
> font has changed as a result, but the full selection of fonts is still
> available if installed.
> * Temporary disabled the NumLock/CapsLock synchronization due to several
> bug reports.

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