Quality Control in hints
bdubbs at swbell.net
Fri Jan 24 16:50:05 PST 2003
Rob Park wrote:
>Alas! Billy O'Connor spake thus:
>>eocnex at hnyoregn.pn (Rob Park) writes:
>>>All the people that are currently maintaining X hints should get
>>>together, scour the mail archives for people bitching about their
>>>problems with X, and collaborate with each other on what the hint should
>>That's quite a bit of work you're volunteering them for.
>If they cared enough to write X hints in the first place, I figure they
>care enough to write _good_ ones.
Excuse me, but I would like to know why any X hints are needed at all!
The BLFS X section is maintained and I will entertain any suggested
changes. Right now, we are anxiously awaiting X 4.3 and I believe the
overall instructions will be simplified a lot as a result.
In some specialized cases, I can see a hint on "Installing drivers for
XYZ Video card in XFree86". In those cases, the instructions should
read: Install XFree86 as described in BLFS except... or Install
XFree86 as described in BLFS and then ...
You guys talk like BLFS doesn't cover XFree86 at all.
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