Subject: Re: [I18n] Re: XFree86 4.0.2 released
To: None <i18n@XFree86.Org>
From: Robert Brady <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 12/20/2000 12:41:07
On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, T.SHIOZAKI wrote:

> Incredible.
> You know that we are discussing about an important thing, that is to say,
> whether 4.0.2 should include Xutf8*, don't you?

In the grand scheme of things, this is not important.

> Please stop distributing it immediately.

You are kidding, right?

> Hiura-san, if XFree86 project neither stop distributing 4.0.2
> nor revoke Xutf8* from the CVS repository, we should plan a new
> X distribution project for UNIXen, which has the client set based
> on SMI's I18N stuffs, which has the server set derived from XFree86 DDX
> (and also incooperates non-IA32 DDX platforms), and which is more harmonious
> with some UNIX vendors, X.Org and Li18nux (and of course *BSD), shouldn't we?

You think that's a threat? Well, it isn't. No-ones stopping you.  In fact,
I'd like to see you try.

> Aside from Xutf8* being really wrong or not, I feel distrustful about
> the determining process whether 4.0.2 includes Xutf8*.
> I wouldn't put it past them to enforce even the locale-elimination
> advocated by Markus.  I'm really afraid of it.

And thats the problem. All the arguments against it are really based on
emotion, rather than fact.

Robert Brady