[Dirk, in response to a previous unanswered question, we're dancing as
fast as we can. XEmacs 21.0 is almost ready for release but not quite
and we're hopeful to get it out soon. When will XFree86-4.0 be out? :-)]
Rick Campbell <campbell(a)cyberpass.net> writes in xemacs-beta(a)xemacs.org:
From: SL Baur <steve(a)xemacs.org>
Date: 30 Aug 1998 15:38:50 -0700
Karl M Hegbloom <karlheg(a)inetarena.com> writes in
> Since X won't be free anymore,
. . .
XFree86 is committed to keeping a free version of X11.
. . .
I didn't see anything at this URL that explicitly stated that
now supporting platforms other than Intel *86, although it's suggested
implicitly as the X11R6.3 SI supports other platforms.
Have your contacts with them included any explicit discussion of
I corresponded with Dirk Hohndel who was courteous and helpful and to
whom this message is cc'ed. I did not ask about OS variants because
that wasn't the issue at the time.
I reiterate my previous statement -- the XFree86 folks are the Good
Guys. They deserve our support. Just because past releases of theirs
has concentrated on free OS'es, doesn't mean their distribution is any
less portable than (what used to be) the base X11. Have you tried
building XFree86 on your target system? I've built and installed both
`vanilla' X11R4 and X11R5 on Suns and HPs and XFree86 installation
from source sure looks the same to me today.