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From: dwex@mtgzfs3.att.com (David E Wexelblat)
Crossposted-To: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.windows.x,
comp.unix.sysv386,comp.unix.bsd,comp.os.mach,comp.unix.sys5.r4,
comp.unix.sys5.r3,comp.unix.pc-clone.32bit
Subject: RFD: comp.windows.x.xfree86
Date: 25 Sep 92 13:08:51 GMT


        Request For Discussion - comp.windows.x.xfree86, unmoderated
        ------------------------------------------------------------

XFree86 (previously known as X386 1.2E) is a package of source-code
enhancements for X386 1.2, the Intel-based Unix SVGA server provided with
MIT X11R5.  This development has grown to cover more operating systems
not covered by the stock MIT release, include 386BSD, Linux, and Mach386.
Discussion of XFree86 is contributing to overcrowding in several newsgroups.
In addition, more people are getting involved in developing code for
XFree86.  We propose that a new newsgroup be created to carry on discussions
related to XFree86.

                        Proposed Charter
                        ----------------

The newsgroup comp.windows.x.xfree86 is intended for discussions about
XFree86, the enhancement package for X11R5 on Intel-based Unix.  Areas
for discussion include:

        1) Frequently Asked Questions - including archive location and
           retrieval, configuration, and email addresses for developer
           contacts.
        2) Announcements of new and upcoming releases, including calls
           for beta-testers.
        3) Discussions of new features to be developed, including support
           for new display devices, protocol extensions, etc.
        4) General support from the developers.

Discussion related to the formation of this group should be posted to
news.groups.  Information about XFree86 can be obtained by mailing
to xfree86@physics.su.oz.au.
-- 
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From: dwex@mtgzfs3.att.com (David E Wexelblat)
Crossposted-To: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.windows.x,
comp.unix.sysv386,comp.unix.bsd,comp.os.mach,comp.unix.sys5.r4,
comp.unix.sys5.r3,comp.unix.pc-clone.32bit
Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.windows.x.i386unix
Date: 8 Oct 92 13:35:42 GMT


        Request For Discussion - comp.windows.x.i386unix, unmoderated
        ------------------------------------------------------------

[ This RFD supercedes the RFD for comp.windows.x.xfree86.  Initial 
  discussions determined that the scope of that newsgroup was too limited.  
  We have expanded the charter, and hence revised the name.  The name
  choice is probably not optimal, so feel free to suggest new names ]

We propose that a new newsgroup be created to carry on discussions
related to implementations of the X Window System under Unix (and
related OSes) on Intel 3/486 hardware.  The principle free implemetation
is currently XFree86, and will represent most of the traffic in the
newsgroup.  However, the newsgroup will be used for discussions of
vendor-supplied X implementations, and 3rd-party commercial implementations
as well.

XFree86 (previously known as X386 1.2E) is a package of source-code
enhancements for X386 1.2, the Intel-based Unix SVGA server provided with
MIT X11R5.  This development has grown to cover more operating systems
not covered by the stock MIT release, include 386BSD, Linux, and Mach386.
Discussion of XFree86 is contributing to overcrowding in several newsgroups.
In addition, more people are getting involved in developing code for
XFree86.  

                        Proposed Charter
                        ----------------

The newsgroup comp.windows.x.i386unix is intended for discussions about
XFree86, the enhancement package for X11R5 on Intel-based Unix, and for
discussions of commercial implementations of the X Window System from OS 
vendors and third parties.  Areas for discussion include:

        1) Frequently Asked Questions - including archive location and
           retrieval, configuration, and email addresses for developer
           contacts.  Vendor contact information will also be listed.
        2) Announcements of new and upcoming releases, including calls
           for beta-testers.  Commercial vendors will be invited to
           post product summaries, with cross-references to comp.newprod
           or other sources of detailed information.
        3) Discussions of new features to be developed in XFree86, including 
           support for new display devices, protocol extensions, etc.
        4) General support from the developers of XFree86, and hopefully
           from commercial vendors.

Discussion related to the formation of this group should be posted to
news.groups.  Information about XFree86 can be obtained by mailing
to xfree86@physics.su.oz.au.
-- 
David Wexelblat             | dwex@mtgzfs3.att.com  | Somebody get me a 
AT&T Bell Laboratories      | ...!att!mtgzfs3!dwex  |   cheeseburger!
200 Laurel Ave - 4B-421     |                       |      
Middletown, NJ  07748       | (908) 957-5871        | --Steve Miller Band