Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/1999 10:23:43
On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, der Mouse wrote:
: I've never understood why NetBSD persists in trying to use XFree86 on
: non-x86 machines.
XF86 does give quite a bit of a head start when using chipsets already in
heavy use on x86 platforms; we would otherwise have to roll the code from
scratch or severely hack the existing code. We aren't the only platform
that uses "XFree86" source on non-x86 platforms; XFree86 is far from
x86-only these days.
On a contrary note, XFree86 is, essentially, Open Group's X on truly
non-x86-style hardware. (See Xsun.)
-- Todd Vierling (email@example.com)