"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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