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Linux and Main: Rolling Your Own XFree86 from CVS

Oct 04, 2002, 07:00 (14 Talkback[s])


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"It's a good idea to compile your own XFree86 once a year, whether you need to or not.

"For one thing, features actually do get added to XFree from time to time. For another, the terror felt by many at the mere mention of compiling XFree86 is something that ought to be defused. And then there is the secret.

"The secret--don't tell anyone--is this: XFree86 has gotten trivially easy to compile, and you needn't any longer go to all kinds of extra lengths to enable the features you want..."

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