From: Martin Donlon (akawaka at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Mon 03 Jul 2000 - 14:45:24 IST
On Mon, 3 Jul 2000, Emmanuel Stone wrote:
> I have in the past searched and searched for rpms (compiling stuff
> scares me)
> and when I saw the 4.01 announcement i finally gave in and grabbed the
> source. The main reason for this is that i need to have ttf in the gimp
> if i can't get back to windows (see other thread).Am i mad doing this ie
> is X4 fairly easy to compile in comparison to your run of the mill prog?
> would i be better off just getting a font server and making do with crap
> res on my i740?
> right that;s a bit rambling.. erm question then:
> Is xfree86 4.x worth it?
The heart-ache involved probably isn't worth it. However, X4 *needs* to be
used so it can be improved. To be honest, X4 wasn't ready for release but
it was pushed out so people would actually start using it. If you start
using it know you'll be happy with it in a few months. If people don't
start using it then it may be a lot longer.
I've been using it since 3.9.16 at it has some great advantages like
windowed opengl(no need to debug on a seperate machine), a lot faster in
2d and once its working it stays working.
-- Bother, said Pooh, It's your husband and he has a gun.
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