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Mon, 18 Aug 2003 17:14:51 -0400
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On Monday 18 August 2003 6:20 am, b.janssen wrote:
> Hi there,
> nice to see some action on the X front. I learned of your effort on
> Slashdot and saw that you apparently have some phrasing troubles. At
> least the Slashdotters are all over it. I therefore took the liberty to
> correct some of your statements, while retaining the the original
> spirit (or so i hope).
> Xouvert is the open, innovative X server that brings tomorrows
> technology to your desktop today! Xouvert is an experimental branch of
> XFree86. We are doing everything we can to lower the barrier of entry
> for potential contributors. Our organization is inspired by those of
> the Linux kernel, Debian distribution, and GNOME and KDE desktops.
> Xouvert will have a new stable release every six months. Security fixes
> and driver fixes/updates will be made available daily in a form that is
> easy to install, or even update automatically. To make this task easier
> we plan to make the source code more modular.
> * The XFree86 project has a corporate structure that prevents it legally
> from being as open as the current developers would like.
> * XFree86 has a development model that places a greater emphasis on
> stability than new features. By releasing early, releasing often, we
> hope to increase the incorporation of new drivers and features. We
> expect this to especially improve the support for newer video cards.
> * A lot of XFree86 developers have moved on to other things and there
> have been problems to attract new developers to clean up the codebase.
> We hope that Xouvert will attract new developers by providing a good
> testing ground for potential XFree86 developers who can prove
> themselves while making valuable contributions.
> Maybe you want to consider these changes. As always, the choice is yours
> Best regards,
Fury // a.k.a William Lahti
Developer, Slicker Project
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