Subject: XFree86 3.1 sources
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 11/04/1994 12:00:04
> Date: Fri, 4 Nov 94 09:30:48 EST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John F. Woods)
> Sender: email@example.com
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> I just ftp'd the source for XFree86 3.1 from ftp.iastate.edu, and I was
> absolutely shocked by the total size of the tar file: 46MB, compressed.
> Is all of the stuff in there absolutely necessary? Does anyone know what
> the minimum amount of space needed to build XFree86 3.1 is?
While the XFree86 team has done very good work, it has always annoyed
me that they have not taken the trouble to isolate their work into
specific areas of the X sources. Their changes are all over the place,
so their distribution ends up being essentially an entire X distribution.
I've brought this up with them, and they don't care.