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Re: switching remaining platforms to modular X by default

On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 02:02:51PM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 12:38:36PM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > No, it wouldn't. But it seems that we, the NetBSD project, don't do
> > a good job of keeping the X11 libraries in the base system up to date
> > and an even worse job of back porting that to older supported releases.
> It's just a lot harder to keep ~100 X packages in two or three
> supported NetBSD branches up-to-date than updating one package in
> pkgsrc. From history, I see that it just doesn't happen.
> Also, that doesn't address the issue at all for people who installed
> 5.0 and prefer to stay at that version (which is supported for the
> base system -- they do get security fixes!) -- it'll never get X
> updates.

Switching NetBSD 5.0* to modular X11 seems to be a no-brainer.
But stopping to support native X11 at all is somewhat different.

Please remember that there are platforms where only native X11 provides
a working X11 server.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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