Article:
  What's Next for X?
Subject:   Looks great...can we try it?
Date:   2004-09-10 11:03:27
From:   Edd Dumbill
Response to: Looks great...can we try it?

Unless you want to build KDrive or X.Org from CVS for yourself (follow the links in the Resources section), you'll have to wait until the next release of X.Org. I've no idea when that'll be available for OS X.


X.Org over XFree86 has a political story behind it, you can find it covered on Slashdot if you search for X.Org there. The basic reason is changes in the XFree86 licensing.

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  • stupid STUPID name
    2004-11-02 18:09:58  fds [View]

    But X.Org is such a horribly stupid name.
    It's worse than OpenOffice.org.
    Noone should ever use software whose name ends
    in .org, .net, .com or some other imitation thereof. It's ridiculous. It's a windowing server, not a hostname/website. They can have http://x.org, and that's fine, but called a piece of software x.org is horribly stupid.
  • Looks great...can we try it?
    2004-09-10 22:21:35  andrewbastien [View]

    X.Org X11R6.8 release is available through Fink now.