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From: dawes@xfree86.org (David Dawes)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: Announcing XFree86 3.1.2
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 95 10:48:17 GMT
Organization: The XFree86 Project, Inc
Approved: linux-announce@news.ornl.gov (Lars Wirzenius)
Message-ID: < cola-liw-807360497-11446-1@oravannahka.helsinki.fi>
Reply-To: XFree86@xfree86.org

                         Announcing the Release of
                             XFree86[TM] 3.1.2

                               1 August 1995

  XFree86 version 3.1.2 is now available.  The README for this release
  follows.  The XFree86 3.1.2 distribution is available in both source
  and binary form.  Binary distributions are currently available for
  FreeBSD (1.1.5 and 2.0.5), NetBSD, BSD/OS, Linux (a.out and ELF),
  ISC, SVR4, Solaris 2.4 (and soon, SCO).

  The XFree86 documentation is on-line on our World Wide Web server.
  It can be accessed via the URL http://WWW.XFree86.Org/.

  XFree86 is a port of X11R6 that supports several versions of Intel-
  based Unix(R) and Unix-like operating systems.  This release consists of
  new features and performance improvements as well as many bug fixes.
  The release is available as source patches against the X Consortium
  X11R6 code, as well as binary distributions for many architectures.

  1.  What's new in XFree86 3.1.2

  The following items have been added since XFree86 3.1.1 was released
  in January 1995:

     1. XFree86 3.1.2 includes the X Consortium's recently released
        public patch (fix-12).

     2. Support for the S3 968 and 868 chipsets.

     3. Support in the S3 server for the IBM RGB 5xx series RAMDACs.

     4. Support in the S3 server for the STG1703 RAMDAC.

     5. Support in the S3 server for the SC1148{2,3,4,5,7,9} RAMDACs at
        15bpp.

     6. XGA-2 support for the AGX server.

     7. 16bpp support for the AGX server.

     8. Bug fixes and enhancements to the Mach64 server.

     9. Bug fixes for the Mach32 server.

     10.
        Improved performance for the P9000 server.

     11.
        Bug fixes for the VGA16 and Mono servers.

     12.
        A new Xserver extension (and client) to allow interactive video
        mode tuning.

     13.
        Improved VESA DPMS screensaver support for some servers.

     14.
        New chipset support for the SVGA server.  This includes the ARK
        Logic ARK1000PV and ARK2000PV and RealTek RTG3106.

     15.
        Support for the WD90C24 series of laptop chipsets.

     16.
        Updates to the SVGA vgawonder driver.

     17.
        Improved 3 Button mouse emulation.

     18.
        Support for LynxOS AT versions 2.2.1 and 2.3.


     19.
        Support for Unixware 2.0.

     20.
        Support for BSD/OS 2.0.

     21.
        Support for Linux/ELF.

     22.
        Workarounds for some NumLock problems.

     23.
        Cyrillic fonts (using KIO8-R encoding) from Cronyx Ltd.


  Plus a lots of other small items.  Refer to the CHANGELOG file in the
  source distribution for full details.

  2.  What's new in XFree86 3.1.1

  The following items have been added since XFree86 3.1 was released in
  October 1994:

     1. XFree86 3.1.1 includes the X Consortium's recently released
        public patches (up to fix-11).  The XFree86 Project, Inc has
        worked with the X Consortium to have much of XFree86 3.1.1
        included in the X Consortium's fix-11.

     2. A new accelerated server for Mach64 boards.

     3. Support for the S3 Trio32 and Trio64 chipsets.

     4. Support in the S3 server for the Chrontel 8391 clock chip.

     5. Support for SPEA Mercury P64 and MIRO Crystal 40SV.

     6. Bug fixes and some performance improvements for most of the
        accelerated servers.

     7. Support for `double scan' video modes (most servers).

     8. New chipset support for the SVGA server.  This includes the
        Avance Logic 2228/2301, Chips & Technology 655xx, Cirrus Logic
        6440, and Oak OTI-087.  Accelerated support is included for the
        OTI-087.

     9. Support for FreeBSD 2.0.

     10.
        Preliminary support for OS/2 (client-only at this stage; this is
        still under development).

     11.
        Linear aperture access when running on BSD/386.

     12.
        16bpp and 32bpp support for more S3 boards (refer to README.S3
         for details).

     13.
        Support for ISC's SVR3 (only tested for 3.x and 4.x).

     14.
        The `xf86config' utility for generating XF86Config files has
        been improved and now uses a database of video cards.
     15.
        The X server LinkKit has been updated to include support for
        LBX.

     16.
        The slow X server startup time on machines without hardware
        floating point has been improved.

  Plus a number of other small items.  Refer to the CHANGELOG file in
  the source distribution for full details.

  3.  Systems XFree86 has been tested on


     SVR4.0:

        o  Esix: 4.0.3A, 4.0.4, 4.0.4.1

        o  Microport: 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2

        o  Dell: 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1

        o  UHC: 2.0, 3.6

        o  Consensys: 1.2

        o  MST: 4.0.3 (Load 2.07 and Load 3.02)

        o  ISC: 4.0.3

        o  AT&T: 2.1, 4.0

        o  NCR: MP-RAS

        o  SunSoft: Solaris x86 2.1, 2.4


     SVR4.2:

        o  Consensys

        o  Novell UnixWare


     SVR3:

        o  SCO: 3.2.2, 3.2.4

        o  ISC: 3.0, 4.0, 4.1


     Others:

        o  NetBSD 1.0

        o  FreeBSD 1.1.5.1, 2.0, 2.0.5

        o  BSD/386 1.1, BSD/OS 2.0

        o  Mach 386

        o  Linux

        o  Amoeba


        o  Minix-386

        o  LynxOS AT 2.2.1, 2.3


  4.  Supported video-card chip-sets

  At this time, XFree86 3.1.2 supports the following accelerated
  chipsets:


     8514/A
        (and true clones)

     ATI
        Mach8, Mach32, Mach64

     Cirrus
        CLGD5420, CLGD5422, CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429,
        CLGD5430, CLGD5434

     S3 86C911, 86C924, 86C801, 86C805, 86C805i, 86C928, 86C864, 86C964,
        86C732, 86C764, 86C868, 86C968

     Western Digital
        WD90C31, WD90C33, WD90C24A

     Weitek
        P9000

     IIT
        AGX-014, AGX-015, AGX-016

     IBM
        XGA-2

     Tseng
        ET4000/W32, ET4000/W32i, ET4000/W32p

  The Cirrus, Western Digital and Oak accelerators are supported in the
  SVGA server; the other chipsets each have their own server.  A list of
  some cards which the accelerated servers have been tested is included
  in the files AccelCards, Devices, the xf86config utility's Cards
  database, and some of the chipset-specific README files.  They may
  well work on other cards, but we cannot guarantee it.

  In addition, the following SVGA chipsets are supported:

     Tseng
        ET3000, ET4000AX, ET4000/W32

     Western Digital/Paradise
        PVGA1

     Western Digital
        WD90C00, WD90C10, WD90C11, WD90C24, WD90C24A, WD90C30,
        WD90C31,WD90C33

     Genoa
        GVGA

     Trident
        TVGA8800CS, TVGA8900B, TVGA8900C, TVGA8900CL, TVGA9000,
        TVGA9000i, TVGA9100B, TVGA9200CX, TVGA9320, TVGA9400CX, TVGA9420


     ATI
        18800, 18800-1, 28800-2, 28800-4, 28800-5, 28800-6, 68800-3,
        68800-6, 68800AX, 68800LX, 88800CX, 88800GX

     NCR
        77C22, 77C22E, 77C22E+

     Cirrus Logic
        CLGD5420, CLGD5422, CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429,
        CLGD5430, CLGD5434, CLGD6205, CLGD6215, CLGD6225, CLGD6235,
        CLGD6410, CLGD6412, CLGD6420, CLGD6440

     Compaq
        AVGA

     OAK
        OTI067, OTI077, OTI087

     Avance Logic
        ALG2101, ALG2228, ALG2301, ALG2302, ALG2308, ALG2401

     Chips & Technology
        65520, 65530, 65540, 65545

     MX MX68000, MX680010

      Video 7/Headland Technologies
        HT216-32

     ARK Logic
        ARK1000PV, ARK2000PV

     RealTek
        RTG3106


  All of the above are supported in both 256 color and monochrome modes,
  with the exception of the Advance Logic, MX, Chips & Technology, Video
  7, ARK, RealTek chipsets, which are only supported in 256 color mode.

  Refer to the chipset-specific README files (currently for Cirrus,
  Tseng, Western Digital, ATI, ARK, Trident, Oak and Video 7) for more
  information about using those chipsets.

  The monochrome server also supports generic VGA cards, using 64k of
  video memory in a single bank, the Hercules monochrome card, the
  Hyundai HGC1280, Sigma LaserView, Visa and Apollo monochrome cards.
  On the Compaq AVGA, only 64k of video memory is supported for the
  monochrome server, and the GVGA has not been tested with more than
  64k.

  The VGA16 server supports memory banking with the ET4000, Trident,
  ATI, NCR, OAK and Cirrus 6420 chipsets allowing virtual display sizes
  up to about 1600x1200 (with 1MB of video memory).  For other chipsets
  the display size is limited to approximately 800x600.

  Note: The Diamond SpeedStar 24 (and possibly recent SpeedStar+) boards
  are NOT supported, even though they use the ET4000.  The Stealth 32
  which uses the ET4000/W32p is also not fully supported.  The Weitek
  9100 and 9130 chipsets are not supported (these are used on the
  Diamond Viper Pro and Viper SE boards).  Most other Diamond boards
  will work with this release of XFree86.  Diamond is now actively
  supporting The XFree86 Project, Inc.

  The Trident TGUI9440 series of chips is not yet supported, but we are
  working on this.

  5.  Important Changes between version 2.1.1 and 3.1

  There are a number of important user-visible changes between XFree86
  2.1.1 and XFree86 3.1.  The first is the default install location.
  The XFree86 distribution is now installed by default under /usr/X11R6
  instead of /usr/X386.  This moves away from the now out-dated "X386"
  name, and it also makes it possible for both versions to co-exist.

  The next major change is related to the server configuration file.
  The old Xconfig file has been replaced in XFree86 3.1 by an XF86Config
  file.  This is more than just a name change.  The new XF86Config file
  uses a format that is quite different from the old Xconfig file.  The
  new format is more structured, logical, and extensible than the old
  format.  We realise that the transition to this new format won't be
  without problems.  To help in this transition we have provided a
  program (`reconfig') to convert the old Xconfig format into the new
  XF86Config format.  This doesn't provide a perfect conversion mostly
  because the new format contains more information than the old format.
  Some manual editing will always be required.  One of the new types of
  information the XF86Config contains is a description of the monitor(s)
  you are using.  This addition allows the servers to check that the
  video modes are within the specifications of the monitor.

  For information about the new config file format and how to use it,
  refer to the XF86Config(4/5) and  reconfig(1) manual pages, and the
  README.Config file which can be found in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc.

  Another change related to the config file is the locations the servers
  look for it in.  In previous releases the servers would look in places
  which could be specified by the user.  This raised a number of
  security concerns.  To address these, the server now only looks in
  places which are normally under the control of the system
  administrator.  For further details, refer to the XFree86(1) manual
  page.

  6.  Where to get more information

  Additional documentation is available in the XFree86(1),
  XF86Config(4/5), XF86_SVGA(1), XF86_Mono(1), XF86_VGA16(1),
  XF86_Accel(1) and xvidtune(1) manual pages.  In addition, several
  README files and tutorial documents are provided.  These are available
  in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc in the binary distributions, and in
  xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/doc in the source distribution.

  The files README.Config and VideoModes.doc should be consulted for
  information on how to set up the XFree86 servers.  All supplied
  documents and manual pages should be read before contacting the
  XFree86 team for assistance.

  Documentation on SVGA driver development can be found in the directory
  /usr/X11R6/lib/Server/VGADriverDoc in the binary distribution, and in
  the directory xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/VGADriverDoc in the
  source distribution.

  If you are totally at a loss, you can contact the XFree86 Support Team
  at < XFree86@XFree86.Org>.  Before doing so, please make sure that you
  are using the latest release of XFree86.  Check the versions listed on
  ftp.xfree86.org:/pub/XFree86 < ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86>.

  There is a Usenet news group comp.windows.x.i386unix that contains
  mostly discussions about XFree86 and related topics. Many questions
  can be answered there. The answers to common questions are found in
  the corresponding FAQ.



  7.  Credits

  XFree86 was originally put together by:

     o  David Dawes < dawes@XFree86.org>

     o  Glenn Lai < glenn@cs.utexas.edu>

     o  Jim Tsillas < jtsilla@ccs.neu.edu>

     o  David Wexelblat < dwex@XFree86.org>

  XFree86 support was integrated into the base X11R6 distribution by:

     o  Stuart Anderson < anderson@metrolink.com>

     o  Doug Anson < danson@lgc.com>

     o  Gertjan Akkerman < akkerman@dutiba.twi.tudelft.nl>

     o  Mike Bernson < mike@mbsun.mlb.org>

     o  Robin Cutshaw < robin@XFree86.org>

     o  David Dawes < dawes@XFree86.org>

     o  Marc Evans < marc@XFree86.org>

     o  Pascal Haible < haible@izfm.uni-stuttgart.de>

     o  Matthieu Herrb < Matthieu.Herrb@laas.fr>

     o  Dirk Hohndel < hohndel@XFree86.org>

     o  David Holland < davidh@use.com>

     o  Alan Hourihane < alanh@fairlite.demon.co.uk>

     o  Jeffrey Hsu < hsu@soda.berkeley.edu>

     o  Glenn Lai < glenn@cs.utexas.edu>

     o  Ted Lemon < mellon@ncd.com>

     o  Rich Murphey < rich@XFree86.org>

     o  Hans Nasten < nasten@everyware.se>

     o  Mark Snitily < mark@sgcs.com>

     o  Randy Terbush < randyt@cse.unl.edu>

     o  Jon Tombs < tombs@XFree86.org>

     o  Kees Verstoep < versto@cs.vu.nl>

     o  Paul Vixie < paul@vix.com>

     o  Mark Weaver < Mark_Weaver@brown.edu>

     o  David Wexelblat < dwex@XFree86.org>

     o  Philip Wheatley < Philip.Wheatley@ColumbiaSC.NCR.COM>

     o  Thomas Wolfram < wolf@prz.tu-berlin.de>

     o  Orest Zborowski < orestz@eskimo.com>


     386BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD  support by:

        o  Rich Murphey < Rich@XFree86.org>

     NetBSD  support by:

        o  Matthieu Herrb < Matthieu.Herrb.@laas.fr>

     Original 386BSD port by:

        o  Pace Willison,

        o  Amancio Hasty Jr < hasty@netcom.com>

     Mach 386 support by:

        o  Robert Baron < Robert.Baron@ernst.mach.cs.cmu.edu>

     Linux support by:

        o  Orest Zborowski < orestz@eskimo.com>

     SCO Unix support by:

        o  David McCullough < davidm@stallion.oz.au>

     Amoeba support by:

        o  Kees Verstoep < versto@cs.vu.nl>

     Minix-386 support by:

        o  Philip Homburg < philip@cs.vu.nl>

     OSF/1 support by:

        o  Marc Evans < Marc@XFree86.org>

     BSD/OS support by:

        o  Hans Nasten < nasten@everyware.se>,

        o  Paul Vixie < paul@vix.com>

     Solaris support by:

        o  Doug Anson < danson@lgc.com>,

        o  David Holland < davidh@use.com>

     ISC SVR3 support by:

        o  Michael Rohleder < michael.rohleder@stadt-frankfurt.de>

     LynxOS AT support by:

        o  Thomas Mueller < tm@systrix.de>

     Linux shared libraries by:

        o  Orest Zborowski < orestz@eskimo.com>,


        o  Dirk Hohndel < hohndel@XFree86.org>

     Original accelerated code by:

        o  Kevin Martin < martin@cs.unc.edu>,

        o  Rik Faith < faith@cs.unc.edu>,

        o  Jon Tombs < tombs@XFree86.org>

     S3 accelerated code by:

        o  Jon Tombs < tombs@XFree86.org>,

        o  Harald Koenig < koenig@tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de>,

        o  David Wexelblat < dwex@XFree86.org>,

        o  David Dawes < dawes@XFree86.org>,

        o  Robin Cutshaw < robin@XFree86.org>,

        o  Amancio Hasty < hasty@netcom.com>,

        o  Norbert Distler < Norbert.Distler@physik.tu-muenchen.de>,

        o  Leonard N. Zubkoff < lnz@dandelion.com>,

        o  Bernhard Bender < br@elsa.mhs.compuserve.com>

     Mach32 accelerated code by:

        o  Kevin Martin < martin@cs.unc.edu>,

        o  Rik Faith < faith@cs.unc.edu>,

        o  Mike Bernson < mike@mbsun.mlb.org>,

        o  Mark Weaver < Mark_Weaver@brown.edu>,

        o  Craig Groeschel < craig@metrolink.com>

     Mach64 accelerated code by:

        o  Kevin Martin < martin@cs.unc.edu>,

     Mach8, 8514 accelerated code by:

        o  Kevin Martin < martin@cs.unc.edu>,

        o  Rik Faith < faith@cs.unc.edu>,

        o  Tiago Gons < tiago@comosjn.hobby.nl>,

        o  Hans Nasten < nasten@everyware.se>,

        o  Scott Laird < lair@midway.uchicago.edu>

     Cirrus accelerated code by:

        o  Simon Cooper < scooper@vizlab.rutgers.edu>,

        o  Harm Hanemaayer < hhanemaa@cs.ruu.nl>,

        o  Bill Reynolds < bill@goshawk.lanl.gov>

     Western Digital accelerated code by:

        o  Mike Tierney < floyd@pepsi.eng.umd.edu>,

        o  Bill Conn < conn@bnr.ca>

     P9000 accelerated code by:

        o  Erik Nygren < nygren@mit.edu>,

        o  Harry Langenbacher < harry@brain.jpl.nasa.gov>

        o  Chris Mason < mason@mail.csh.rit.edu>

        o  Henrik Harmsen < harmsen@eritel.se>

     AGX accelerated code by:

        o  Henry Worth < henry.worth@amail.amdahl.com>,

     ET4000/W32 accelerated code by:

        o  Glenn Lai < glenn@cs.utexas.edu>,

     Oak Technologies Inc. accelerated code by:

        o  Jorge Delgado < ernar@dit.upm.es>,

     16 color VGA server by:

        o  Gertjan Akkerman < akkerman@dutiba.twi.tudelft.nl>

     2 color VGA and non-VGA mono servers by:

        o  Pascal Haible < haible@izfm.uni-stuttgart.de>

     ATI SVGA driver by:

        o  Per Lindqvist < pgd@compuram.bbt.se> and Doug Evans
           < dje@cygnus.com>.

        o  Ported to X11R5 by Rik Faith < faith@cs.unc.edu>.

        o  Rewritten by Marc La France < Marc.La-France@ualberta.ca>

     WD90C24 support by:

        o  Brad Bosch < brad@lachman.com>

     Trident SVGA driver by:

        o  Alan Hourihane < alanh@fairlite.demon.co.uk>

     NCR SVGA driver by:

        o  Stuart Anderson < anderson@metrolink.com> with the permission
           of NCR Corporation

     Cirrus SVGA driver by:

        o  Bill Reynolds < bill@goshawk.lanl.gov>,

        o  Hank Dietz < hankd@ecn.purdue.edu>,

        o  Simon Cooper < scooper@vizlab.rutgers.edu>,

        o  Harm Hanemaayer < hhanemaa@cs.ruu.nl>,

     Cirrus CL64xx driver by:

        o  Manfred Brands < mb@oceonics.nl>

        o  Randy Hendry < randy@sgi.com>

        o  Jeff Kirk < jeff@bambam.dsd.ES.COM>

     Compaq SVGA driver by:

        o  Hans Oey < hans@mo.hobby.nl>

     Oak SVGA driver by:

        o  Steve Goldman < sgoldman@encore.com>

        o  Jorge Delgado < ernar@dit.upm.es>

     ARK Logic SVGA driver by:

        o  Harm Hanemaayer < hhanemaa@cs.ruu.nl>,

     AL2101 SVGA driver by:

        o  Paolo Severini < lendl@dist.dist.unige.it>

     Avance Logic ``ali'' SVGA driver by:

        o  Ching-Tai Chiu < cchiu@netcom.com>

     Chips & Technology SVGA driver by:

        o  Regis Cridlig < cridlig@dmi.ens.fr>

        o  Jon Block < block@frc.com>

        o  Mike Hollick < hollick@graphics.cis.upenn.edu>

     MX SVGA driver by:

        o  Frank Dikker < dikker@cs.utwente.nl>

     Video7 SVGA driver by:

        o  Craig Struble < cstruble@acm.vt.edu>

     RealTek SVGA driver by:

        o  Peter Trattler < peter@sbox.tu-graz.ac.at>

     Apollo Mono driver by:

        o  Hamish Coleman < hamish@zot.apana.org.au>

     XFree86-VidModeExtension and xvidtune client by:

        o  Kaleb S. Keithley < kaleb@x.org>

        o  David Dawes < dawes@XFree86.org>

        o  Jon Tombs < tombs@XFree86.org>

        o  Joe Moss < joe@morton.rain.com>

     Other contributors:

        o  Joerg Wunsch < joerg_wunsch@uriah.sax.de> (ET3000 banked
           mono),

        o  Eric Raymond < esr@snark.thyrsus.com> (new video mode
           documentation),

        o  and an entire horde of beta-testers around the world!

  8.  Contact information

  Ongoing development planning and support is coordinated by the XFree86
  Core Team.  At this time the Core Team consists of (in alphabetical
  order):

     o  Robin Cutshaw < robin@XFree86.org>

     o  David Dawes < dawes@XFree86.org>

     o  Marc Evans < marc@XFree86.org>

     o  Dirk Hohndel < hohndel@XFree86.org>

     o  Rich Murphey < rich@XFree86.org>

     o  Jon Tombs < tombs@XFree86.org>

     o  David Wexelblat < dwex@XFree86.org>

  Mail sent to < Core@XFree86.org> will reach the core team.  Please note
  that support questions should be sent to < XFree86@XFree86.org>.

  9.  The XFree86 Project, Inc.

  The XFree86 Project, Inc, has been founded to accomplish two major
  goals:

     1. To provide a vehicle by which XFree86 can be represented in X
        Consortium, Inc, the organization responsible for the design,
        development, and release of The X Window System.

     2. To provide some basic funding for acquisition of facilities for
        ongoing XFree86 development, largely to consist of new video
        hardware and basic computing facilities.

  The first of these was the primary motivation.  We have held discus-
  sions with the X Consortium on and off for many months, attempting to
  find an avenue by which our loosely-organized free software project
  could be given a voice within the X Consortium.  The bylaws of the
  Consortium would not recognize such an organization.  After an initial
  investigation about funding, we decided to form our own corporation to
  provide the avenue we needed to meet the requirements of the X Consor-
  tium bylaws.

  By doing this, we were able to be involved in the beta-test interval
  for X11R6, and have contributed the majority of XFree86 to the X11R6
  core release.  The version of XFree86 in the initial X11R6 core is
  3.0.  The version of XFree86 in the current X11R6 patched release is
  3.1.1.  As time goes on, XFree86 will be involved with more of the
  development of The X Window System, as a full Consortium member.

  An additional benefit of this incorporation is that The XFree86
  Project, Inc has obtained outside financial support for our work.
  This will hopefully give us the freedom to be more pro-active in
  obtaining new video hardware, and enable us to release better products
  more quickly, as we will be able to go and get what we need, and get
  it into the hands of the people who can do the work.

  The current Board of Directors and Officers of the The XFree86
  Project, Inc, are:

     o  David Dawes, President and Secretary

     o  Dirk Hohndel, Vice-President

     o  Glenn Lai, Director

     o  Rich Murphey, Treasurer

     o  Jim Tsillas, Director

     o  Jon Tombs, Director

     o  David Wexelblat, Director

  Email to < BOD@XFree86.org> reaches the board of directors.

  Our bylaws have been crafted in such a way to ensure that XFree86 is
  and always will be a free software project.  There is no personal
  financial benefit to any member of the Core Team or any other XFree86
  participant.  All assets of the corporation remain with the
  corporation, and, in the event of the dissolution of the corporation,
  all assets will be turned over to the X Consortium, Inc.  It is hoped
  that by doing this, our corporation will be merely a formalization of
  what we have been doing in the past, rather than something entirely
  new.

  Here is a list of the organizations and individuals who have provided
  sponsorship to The XFree86 Project, Inc, either by financial
  contribution or by the donation of equipment and resources.  The
  XFree86 Project, Inc gratefully acknowledges these contributions, and
  hopes that we can do justice to them by continuing to release high-
  quality free software for the betterment of the Internet community as
  a whole.

     o  UUNET Communications Services, Inc. < http://www.uu.net/>

  UUNET Communications Services, Inc, deserves special mention.  This
  organization stepped forward and contributed the entire 1994 X Consor-
  tium membership fee on a moment's notice.  This single act ensured
  XFree86's involvement in X11R6.


     o  GUUG -- 1st German Linux Congress

  Also deserving of special mention are the organizers and attendees of
  the 1st German Linux Congress in Heidelberg.  Significant funding to
  The XFree86 Project has been provided from its proceeds.


     o  AIB Software Corporation < ftp://ftp.uu.net/vendor/AIB/>,
        Herndon, VA

     o  Roland Alder, Armin Fessler, Patrick Seemann, Martin Wunderli

     o  American Micro Group

     o  AT&T Global Information Services < http://www.attgis.com/>
        (formerly NCR)


     o  Andrew Burgess

     o  Berkeley Software Design, Inc < http://www.bsdi.com/>, Falls
        Church, VA

     o  Delix Computer GmbH < http://www.delix.de/>, Stuttgart, Germany

     o  The Destek Group, Inc. < http://www.destek.net/Destek/>, Pelham,
        NH (formerly Synergytics)

     o  Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. < http://www.diamondmm.com/>

     o  Digital Equipment Corporation < http://www.digital.com/>

     o  Elsa GmbH, Aachen, Germany

     o  Genoa Systems Corporation

     o  Hercules Computer Technology, Inc. < http://www.hercules.com/>

     o  Ralf Hockens

     o  Dirk Hohndel

     o  InfoMagic < http://www.infomagic.com/>, Flagstaff, AZ

     o  Daniel Kraemer

     o  Frank & Paige McCormick

     o  Linux International

     o  Linux Support Team, Erlangen, Germany

     o  LunetIX Softfair < http://www.lunetix.de>, Berlin, Germany

     o  Morse Telecommunications < http://www.morse.net>, Long Beach, NY

     o  MIRO Computer Products AG, Braunschweig, Germany

     o  Rich & Amy Murphey

     o  Brett Neumeier

     o  Number Nine, Lexington, MA

     o  Kazuyuki Okamoto, Japan

     o  Prime Time Freeware < http://www.ptf.com/>, San Bruno, CA

     o  Red Hat Software, Chapel Hill, NC

     o  Norbert Reithinger

     o  SPEA Software AG, Starnberg, Germany

     o  STB Systems

     o  Clifford M Stein

     o  Joel Storm

     o  S.u.S.E, GmbH, Fuerth, Germany

     o  Tekelec Airtronic GmbH, Muenchen, Germany

     o  Jim Tsillas

     o  Trans-Ameritech Enterprises, Inc., Santa Clara, CA

     o  Unifix Software GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany

     o  Vixie Enterprises < http://www.vix.com/>, La Honda, CA

     o  Walnut Creek CDROM < http://www.cdrom.com/>, Concord, CA

     o  Xtreme s.a.s. < http://www.xfree86.org/xtreme>, Livorno, Italy

  The XFree86 Project, Inc, welcomes the additional contribution of
  funding and/or equipment.  Such contributions should be tax-
  deductible; we will know for certain when the lawyers get finished
  with the papers.  For more information, contact The XFree86 Project,
  Inc, at < BOD@XFree86.org>

  10.  Source and binary archive sites

  Source patches are available to upgrade X11R6 PL12 from the X
  Consortium to XFree86 3.1.2.  They and binaries for many OSs are
  available via anonymous FTP from:


     o  ftp.XFree86.org:/pub/XFree86/current
        < ftp://ftp.XFree86.org/pub/XFree86/current>

  and the following mirror sites:

     o  North America:

        +  XFree86.cdrom.com:/pub/XFree86
           < ftp://XFree86.cdrom.com/pub/XFree86> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.iastate.edu:/pub/XFree86/XFree86-3.1.2
           < ftp://ftp.iastate.edu/pub/XFree86/XFree86-3.1.2> (source
           patches and NetBSD binaries)

           (Also via AFS:
           /afs/iastate.edu/public/ftp/pub/XFree86/XFree86-3.1.2)

        +  tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/packages/X11/XFree86-3.1.2
           < ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu/pub/linux/packages/X11/XFree86-3.1.2>
           (Linux binaries and source)

        +  ref.tfs.com:/pub/mirrors/XFree86
           < ftp://ref.tfs.com/pub/mirrors/XFree86> (source patches and
           FreeBSD binaries)

        +  ftp.eecs.umich.edu:/BSD/XFree86/current
           < ftp://ftp.eecs.umich.edu/BSD/XFree86/current> (source and
           binaries)


     o  Europe:

        +  fvkma.tu-graz.ac.at:/pub/X11/XFree86/3.1.2 < ftp://fvkma.tu-
           graz.ac.at/pub/XFree86/3.1.2> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.fee.vutbr.cz:/pub/XFree86/3.1.2
           < ftp://ftp.fee.vutbr.cz/pub/XFree86> (source patches and
           binaries)

        +  ftp.gwdg.de:/pub/xfree86/XFree86/3.1.2
           < ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/xfree86/XFree86/3.1.2> (source and
           binaries)

        +  ftp.uni-erlangen.de:/pub/Linux/MIRROR.xfree86/3.1.2
           < ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/Linux/MIRROR.xfree86/3.1.2>
           (source patches and Linux binaries)

        +  ftp.uni-stuttgart.de:/pub/X11/Xfree86/3.1.2 < ftp://ftp.uni-
           stuttgart.de/pub/X11/Xfree86/3.1.2> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.funet.fi:/pub/X11/XFree86
           < ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/X11/XFree86> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.calvacom.fr:/pub/unix/X/XFree86
           < ftp://ftp.calvacom.fr/pub/unix/X/XFree86> (source and
           binaries)

        +  ftp.ibp.fr:/pub/X11/XFree86
           < ftp://ftp.ibp.fr/pub/X11/XFree86> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.laas.fr:/pub/netbsd/XFree86-3.1.2
           < ftp://ftp.laas.fr/pub/NetBSD/XFree86-3.1.2> (NetBSD binaries
           only)

        +  ftp.pvv.unit.no:/pub/XFree86/current
           < ftp://ftp.pvv.unit.no/pub/XFree86/current> (source and
           binaries)




     o  Asia/Australia:

        +  x.physics.usyd.edu.au:/pub/XFree86/3.1.2
           < ftp://x.physics.usyd.edu.au/pub/XFree86/3.1.2> (source and
           binaries)

        +  ftp.iij.ad.jp:/pub/X/XFree86
           < ftp://ftp.iij.ad.jp/pub/X/XFree86> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.sf.co.kr:/pub/XFree86/3.1.2
           < ftp://ftp.sf.co.kr/pub/XFree86/3.1.2> (source and binaries)

        +  ftp.nectec.or.th:/pub/mirrors/XFree86
           < ftp://ftp.nectec.or.th/pub/mirrors/XFree86> (source patches
           and binaries)


  Refer to the README file under the specified directory for information
  on which files you need to get to build your distribution.

  Ensure that you are getting XFree86 3.1.2 - some of these sites may
  archive older releases as well.  Each binary distribution will contain
  a README file that describes what files you need to take from the
  archive, and which compile-time option selections were made when
  building the distribution.


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