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XFree86 4.3.0

Thanks to Edward Peterlin of OpenOffice a GUI installer of XFree86 4.3.0 for Mac OS X 10.2.x is now available. All users of older versions of XFree86 should upgrade to this version. A summary of improvements in 4.3.0 can be found at <http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/RELNOTES2.html#2>.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2003-07-21

XFree86 4.2.99.901

XFree86 4.2.99.901 is a pre-release snapshot of XFree86 4.3.0. This snapshot is release candidate 1 for version 4.3.0. Prebuilt binaries for selected platforms, including Darwin 6.x/Mac OS X 10.2.x are available from ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/snapshots/4.2.99.901/binaries/. Instructions for installing are at http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.99.901/Install.html.

This snapshot is feature complete snapshot of XFree86 4.3.0. Some of the notable improvements:... read more

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2003-02-07

XFree86 4.2.1.1 for Mac OS X

XFree86 4.2.1.1 for Mac OS X has been released. This is a bug fix update to version 4.2.0.1. All users of XFree86 on Mac OS X should update to 4.2.1.1. You must first install XFree86 4.2.0 and then update to XFree86 4.2.0.1 before applying this update. There is only one version of this update for both Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2002-10-27

XFree86 4.2.0.1

An installer for XFree86 4.2.0.1 on Mac OS X is now available. This release is a bug fix and compatibility update to version 4.2.0. All users of XFree86 on Darwin/Mac OS X should update to 4.2.0.1. You must install XFree86 4.2.0 before you apply this update. Separate installers are available for Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2 (Jaguar).

Bug Fixes:

An XDarwin crash on dual processor machines has been fixed.
- libXt is now a flat namespace image.
- Fixed reading uninitialized memory in libXaw.
- /usr/X11R6/include/X11/bitmaps now includes stipple and Stippler, which has been renamed to avoid a case insensitivity name collision.
- (Jaguar only) A new xterm binary is provided.
- (Jaguar only) A new libGLU is provided for compatibility with gcc 3.1.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2002-08-27

Jaguar XTerm Update

A "Jaguar XTerm Update" has been posted to the XFree86 4.2.0 package at http://sourceforge.net/projects/xonx/. This update is required for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), but it should not be applied if you are running Mac OS X 10.1. (It will break xterm on earlier systems.) Once you have installed this update, XFree86 4.2.0 should run well on Jaguar.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2002-07-24

XFree86 4.2.0 Installer

XFree86 4.2.0 has been released. This is the latest full release from the XFree86 Project and all Mac OS X/Darwin users should update to this release. The XonX Project has produced a double-clickable installer for XFree86 4.2.0 on Mac OS X. Check out the new installer and give us feedback as we are planning on using this type of installer for our future XDarwin test releases.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2002-01-22

XDarwin 1.0.6

XDarwin 1.0.6 has been released. This release has no new features but includes a rewrite of the Xinerama multi-monitor support to address a number of crashing bugs in rootless mode. All users who are using more than one monitor in rootless mode should update to this release. Other users are encouraged to upgrade as well so that we can test this fairly substantial change before the final release. In addition to the fixes for multi-monitor crashes this release also has a couple of localization fixes.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2002-01-03

XDarwin 1.0.5

XDarwin 1.0.5 is now available from the XonX project page. This test release has no new features but includes a number of bug fixes. In particular, it includes an important bug fix to Mesa which is not yet included in CVS. If you are using GLX we would appreciate your feedback on this version. XDarwin is now localized in Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, and Korean.Please note that this release has a separate tarball for Mac OS X 10.0 and Mac OS X 10.1. XDarwin1.0.5.0.tgz is for Mac OS X 10.0 and XDarwin1.0.5.1.tgz is for Mac OS X 10.1. Make sure you download the appropriate file.A list of bugs fixed and installation instructions are included in the release notes. The XFree86 4.2 release is drawing close, so we appreciate all bug reports on the test release so we can make the final release as robust as possible.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-12-06

XonX: XDarwin 1.0.4

The newest test release of the XDarwin X window server for Darwin/Mac OS X is now available. The release fixes many bugs and adds a new preferences panel so that most of the new features added since XFree86 4.1 can be controlled from the GUI. The help file has also been rewritten. In addition, XDarwin is now localized in Japanese, French, German, and Swedish. We believe this version is close to final release quality and we would appreciate your feedback. Please note that this release has a separate tarball for Mac OS X 10.0 and Mac OS X 10.1.... read more

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-11-09

Second XDarwin Rootless Test Release

XDarwin 1.0a2, the second rootless test release of XFree86 for Darwin and Mac OS X, is now available. This release is a snap shot built from the XFree86 CVS tree to test new features and get user feedback. This release adds the following features:

- Multi-monitor support
- Ability to use full screen Quartz with arbitrary bit depth and size
- Rootless mode avoids the Aqua menu bar
- Ability to change the mouse button emulation modifiers... read more

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-09-25

Rootless XFree86 on Mac OS X

The first alpha test release of XFree86 for Mac OS X including rootless support is now available. This test release is a binary patch to XFree86 4.1, which was built from the XFree86 Project's CVS tree as of July 15th. All users who are using the previous rootless versions floating around the web should update to this release.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-07-17

XFree86 4.1 Released

The most recent full release of XFree86, version 4.1.0, is now available from the XFree86 Project. You should upgrade to XFree86 4.1 if you have been using any previous version of XFree86 for Darwin/Mac OS X, including the XAqua binary updates posted here. XFree86 4.1 includes our most recent code and has several improvements over XAqua 0.6. XFree86 4.1 includes the following Darwin-related improvements:... read more

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-06-05

XFree86-Aqua 0.6 and new lists

Version 0.6 of XFree86-Aqua is now available from the XonX Project. XFree86-Aqua allows users to run XFree86 side-by-side with the Mac OS X Aqua desktop. This update fixes a number of bugs and is the final update before the full XFree86 release by the XFree86 Project.

By popular demand we have also added three public email lists. XonX-Porting is for X11 porting and development questions. XonX-Users is for general questions on using XFree86 on Darwin/Mac OS X. XonX-Announce is a moderated announcement list.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-05-19

XFree86-Aqua 0.5 available

XFree86-Aqua allows users to run XFree86 side-by-side with the Mac OS X Aqua desktop. Version 0.5 is now available. This update adds a number of new features and fixes most of the outstanding bugs. We are currently in feature freeze in preparation for the XFree86 4.1 release and are concentrating on fixing any remaining bugs. Now is a good time to test XDarwin and report any bugs you may find.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-04-18

XFree86-Aqua 0.4 available

XFree86-Aqua allows users to run XFree86 side-by-side with the Mac OS X Aqua desktop. Version 0.4 is now available. This version consolidates the Mac OS X front end and the X server into a single process. This architecture is faster, more robust, and will allows us to add features that were very difficult with the previous separation between Xmaster and Xdarwin.
<p>On behalf of the XonX Team, I'd like to thank all of our alpha testers who have been trying out our early versions. With your help we plan to have a rock solid full screen version ready for the next full release from the XFree86 Project.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-03-07

XFree86-Aqua 0.3 available

XFree86-Aqua allows users to run XFree86 side-by-side with the Mac OS X Aqua desktop. Version 0.3 is now available from the XonX project. The new version includes an improved user interface with integrated help and a number of bug fixes.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-02-07

New version of XFree86-Aqua

A new precompiled binary version of XFree86 for Aqua was posted on January 21, 2001. The source code for this version is available in the XFree86 Project's CVS repository. Make sure you try this version before you report new bugs.

Posted by Torrey T. Lyons 2001-01-29