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Re: Differnce between Xfree and Xorg
- From: Alexander Gottwald <alexander dot gottwald at s1999 dot tu-chemnitz dot de>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 16:24:31 +0200 (MEST)
- Subject: Re: Differnce between Xfree and Xorg
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- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 12 May 2004, aroushdi wrote:
> I am a little bit confused I see here that we have moved to Xorg
> distribution . I took a look at XFree.org and it seems they have
> Binaries for Cygwin till 4.4 .
These binaries are likely to be very outdated. We moved to X.org because
it was easier for Cygwin/X developers to get cvs access there. XFree
only allowed cvs access for a few people from the core team. We had
to ask them to include the changes into their cvs. As a result the
XFree cvs was always a few weeks up to some months behind the Cygwin/X
The cygwin part from XFree may now be about 7 or 8 months old. Many
improvements (eg for multiwindow mode or clipboard support) have not
been included into the XFree cvs.
> My question is Xfree going to be abandoned in favor of Xorg . What is
> the relation between the 2 . The reason I am asking because since the
> move to Xorg binaries i cannot have more than one Xsession at a time .
You can start the first Xserver as usual
and the second with
XWin :1 [options]
the third with
XWin :2 [options]
and so on
This results in display names :0.0, :1.0, :2.0 ...
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