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From: da...@xfree86.org (David Dawes)
Subject: Announcing the Release of XFree86[TM} 3.2
Date: 1996/10/30
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                        Announcing the Release of
                             XFree86[tm] 3.2

                             30 October 1996

  XFree86 version 3.2 is now available.  The README for this release
  follows.  The XFree86 3.2 distribution is available in both source
  and binary form.  Binary distributions are currently available for
  FreeBSD (2.1.5 and 2.2-CURRENT), NetBSD, OpenBSD, Interactive Unix,
  Linux (ix86 a.out and ELF, axp ECOFF and ELF, m68k ELF), SVR4,
  Solaris 2.5 and LynxOS AT.  A binary distribution for OS/2 should be
  available soon.

  The XFree86 documentation is available on-line on our Web server.  It
  The documentation for 3.2 can be accessed at http://WWW.XFree86.org/3.2/.

  The XFree86 FAQ is at http://WWW.XFree86.org/FAQ/.

  Note that the mirror sites listed below are those that have indicated
  that they will be mirroring this release.  Only a small number of
  sites have done so at this time.

  XFree86 is a port of X11R6.1 that supports several Unix and Unix-like
  operating systems on Intel and other platforms.  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 Con-
  sortium X11R6.1 code, as well as binary distributions for many archi-
  tectures.

  1.  What's new in XFree86 3.2

  The following items are some of the features that have been added
  since XFree86 3.1.2 was released in August 1995:

     1.  XFree86 3.2 includes the X Consortium's X11R6.1.

     2.  Support for OS/2.

     3.  Support for Linux/AXP on DEC Alpha/AXP (both ECOFF and ELF).

     4.  Support for Linux/m68k.

     5.  Support for the Japanese PC98 platforms.

     6.  A new graphical configuration utility XF86Setup.

     7.  Support for the S3 Trio64V+.

     8.  A new server (XF86_S3V) for the S3 ViRGE and ViRGE/VX.

     9.  Support in the S3 server for chipset driver "newmmio" for S3
         868, 968 and Trio64V+ chips.

     10. Support for more Mach64 cards (GX rev 3, CT, VT, GT).

     11. Support for the ET6000.

     12. Support for some new Cirrus chips.

     13. Support for Trident TGUI chips.

     14. Support for the Number Nine Imagine 128.

     15. Support for the Matrox Millennium.

     16. Support for the NVidia NV1 / SGS Thomson STG2000.

     17. Support for some SiS chips.

     18. Support for more Chips & Technologies chips.

     19. Support for DEC 21030 (aka DEC TGA;  Linux/AXP only).

     20. DGA server extension.

     21. XInput extension is implemented.

  Further information (including installation instructions) can be found
  in the RELNOTES file.  For a detailed list of changes, refer to the
  CHANGELOG file in the source distribution.

  2.  Systems XFree86 has been tested on

  Note: Not all systems listed here have been tested with the current
  release.

     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, 2.5

        o  PANIX 5.0 for AT


     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, 1.1, 1.2

        o  OpenBSD 2.0

        o  FreeBSD 1.1.5.1, 2.0.5, 2.1, 2.1.5, 2.2-current

        o  BSD/386 1.1, BSD/OS 2.0

        o  Mach 386

        o  Linux (Intel x86, DEC Alpha/AXP and m68k)

        o  Amoeba

        o  Minix-386

        o  LynxOS AT 2.2.1, 2.3.0, 2.4.0

        o  LynxOS microSPARC 2.4.0


     PC98:

        o  FreeBSD(98) 2.0.5, 2.1, 2.1.5, 2.2-current

        o  NetBSD/pc98 (based on NetBSD 1.2)

        o  PANIX 5.0 for 98

  3.  Supported video-card chip-sets

  At this time, XFree86 3.2 supports the following accelerated chipsets:

     8514/A
        (and true clones)

     ATI
        Mach8, Mach32, Mach64

     Cirrus
        CLGD5420, CLGD5422, CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429,
        CLGD5430, CLGD5434 CLGD5436, CLGD5440, CLGD5446, CLGD5462,
        CLGD5464

     S3 86C911, 86C924, 86C801, 86C805, 86C805i, 86C928, 86C864, 86C964,
        86C732, 86C764, 86C765, 86C868, 86C968, 86C325, 86C988

     Western Digital
        WD90C31, WD90C33, WD90C24A

     Weitek
        P9000

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

     IBM
        XGA-2

     Tseng
        ET4000/W32, ET4000/W32i, ET4000/W32p, ET6000

     Oak Technologies Inc
        OTI087

     Ark Logic
        ARK1000PV, ARK1000VL, ARK2000PV, ARK2000MT

     Matrox
        MGA2064W

     Number Nine
        I128 (not accelerated yet)

  The Cirrus, Western Digital, Oak, ARK, Chips & Technologies and Matrox
  accelerators are supported in the SVGA server; the other chipsets each
  have their own server.

  In addition, the following SVGA chipsets are supported:

     Tseng
        ET3000, ET4000AX, ET4000/W32, ET6000

     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, TGUI9420DGi, TGUI9430DGi, TGUI9440AGi, TGUI9660XGi,
        TGUI9680

     ATI
        18800, 18800-1, 28800-2, 28800-4, 28800-5, 28800-6, 68800-3,
        68800-6, 68800AX, 68800LX, 88800GX-C, 88800GX-D, 88800GX-E,
        88800GX-F, 88800CX, 264CT, 264ET, 264VT, 264VT2, 264GT

     NCR
        77C22, 77C22E, 77C22E+

     Cirrus Logic
        CLGD5420, CLGD5422, CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429,
        CLGD5430, CLGD5434, CLGD5436, CLGD5440, CLGD5446, CLGD5462,
        CLGD5464, CLGD6205, CLGD6215, CLGD6225, CLGD6235, CLGD6410,
        CLGD6412, CLGD6420, CLGD6440

     OAK
        OTI067, OTI077, OTI087

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

     Chips & Technologies
        65520, 65530, 65540, 65545, 65520, 65530, 65540, 65545, 65546,
        65548, 65550, 65554

     MX MX68000, MX680010

     Video 7/Headland Technologies
        HT216-32

     SiS
        86C201, 86C202, 86C205

     ARK Logic
        ARK1000PV, ARK1000VL, ARK2000PV, ARK2000MT

     RealTek
        RTG3106

     Alliance
        AP6422

     Matrox
        MGA2064W

     NVidia/SGS Thomson
        NV1, STG2000


  All of the above are supported in both 256 color, and some are
  supported in mono and 16 color modes.

  Refer to the chipset-specific README files (currently for Cirrus,
  Tseng, Western Digital, ATI, ARK, Trident, Oak, Matrox, NVidia, 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 Hyundai HGC1280, Sigma LaserView,
  Visa and Apollo monochrome cards.

  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 some SpeedStar+) boards
  are NOT supported, even though they use the ET4000.

  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 actively supporting
  The XFree86 Project, Inc.

  4.  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) XF86Setup(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 QuickStart.doc and README.Config should be consulted for
  information on how to set up the XFree86 servers.  All supplied
  documents, manual pages, and the XFree86 FAQ
  <http://www.XFree86.org/FAQ> 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 <XFre...@XFree86.Org>.  Before doing so, please make sure that you
  are using the latest release of XFree86.  Check the versions listed on
  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.


  5.  Credits

  XFree86 was originally put together by:

     o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>

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

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

     o  David Wexelblat <d...@XFree86.org>

  XFree86 support was integrated into the base X11R6 distribution by:

     o  Stuart Anderson <ander...@metrolink.com>

     o  Doug Anson <dan...@lgc.com>

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

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

     o  Robin Cutshaw <ro...@XFree86.org>

     o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>

     o  Marc Evans <m...@XFree86.org>

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

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

     o  Dirk Hohndel <hohn...@XFree86.org>

     o  David Holland <dav...@use.com>

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

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

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

     o  Ted Lemon <mel...@ncd.com>

     o  Rich Murphey <r...@XFree86.org>

     o  Hans Nasten <nas...@everyware.se>

     o  Mark Snitily <m...@sgcs.com>

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

     o  Jon Tombs <to...@XFree86.org>

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

     o  Paul Vixie <p...@vix.com>

     o  Mark Weaver <Mark_Wea...@brown.edu>

     o  David Wexelblat <d...@XFree86.org>

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

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

     o  Orest Zborowski <ore...@eskimo.com>


     386BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD  support by:

        o  Rich Murphey <R...@XFree86.org>

     NetBSD, OpenBSD support by:

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

     Original 386BSD port by:

        o  Pace Willison,

        o  Amancio Hasty Jr <ha...@netcom.com>

     Mach 386 support by:

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

     Linux support by:

        o  Orest Zborowski <ore...@eskimo.com>

     SCO Unix support by:

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

     Amoeba support by:

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

     Minix-386 support by:

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

     OSF/1 support by:

        o  Marc Evans <M...@XFree86.org>

     BSD/OS support by:

        o  Hans Nasten <nas...@everyware.se>,

        o  Paul Vixie <p...@vix.com>

     Solaris support by:

        o  Doug Anson <dan...@lgc.com>,

        o  David Holland <dav...@use.com>

     ISC SVR3 support by:

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

     LynxOS support by:

        o  Thomas Mueller <t...@systrix.de>

     Linux shared libraries by:

        o  Orest Zborowski <ore...@eskimo.com>,

        o  Dirk Hohndel <hohn...@XFree86.org>

     PC98 support by:

        o  Toyonori Fujiura <t...@ibbsal.or.jp>,

        o  Hiroyuki Aizu <a...@jaist.ac.jp>,

        o  Tetsuya Kakefuda <kakef...@tag.iijnet.or.jp>,

        o  Takefumi Tsukada <ts...@linkt.imasy.or.jp>,

        o  H.Komatsuzaki,

        o  Naoki Katsurakawa <kats...@prc.tsukuba.ac.jp>,

        o  Shuichiro Urata <s-ur...@nmit.tmg.nec.co.jp>,

        o  Yasuyuki Kato <yasuy...@acaets0.anritsu.co.jp>,

        o  Michio Jinbo <k...@pms.nagaokaut.ac.jp>,

        o  Tatsuya Koike <koi...@focus.rim.or.jp>,

        o  Koichiro Suzuki <ksuz...@cc.tuat.ac.jp>,

        o  Tsuyoshi Tamaki <tam...@sail.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp>,

        o  Isao Ohishi <ohi...@hf.rim.or.jp>,

        o  Kohji Ohishi <at...@njk.co.jp>,

        o  Shin'ichi Yairo <QZR00...@niftyserve.or.jp>,

        o  Kazuo Ito <ft4k-...@asahi-net.or.jp>,

        o  Jun Sakuma <i931...@jks.is.tsukuba.ac.jp>,

        o  Shuichi Ueno <ue...@ppp.bekkoame.or.jp>,

        o  Ishida Kazuo <ishid...@obp.cl.nec.co.jp>,

        o  Takaaki Nomura <tnom...@sfc.keio.ac.jp>,

        o  Tadaaki Nagao <na...@cs.titech.ac.jp>,

        o  Minoru Noda <mn...@cv.tottori-u.ac.jp>,

        o  Naofumi Honda <ho...@Kururu.math.hokudai.ac.jp>,

        o  Akio Morita <amor...@bird.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp>,

        o  Takashi Sakamoto <sakam...@yajima.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp>,

        o  Yasuhiro Ichikawa <cs94...@mbox.sist.ac.jp>,

        o  Kazunori Ueno <g540...@komaba.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp>,

        o  Yasushi Suzuki <s...@d2.bs1.fc.nec.co.jp>,

        o  Masato Yoshida (Contributor of PW805i support)

     Original accelerated code by:

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

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

        o  Jon Tombs <to...@XFree86.org>

     S3 accelerated code by:

        o  Jon Tombs <to...@XFree86.org>,

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

        o  David Wexelblat <d...@XFree86.org>,

        o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>,

        o  Robin Cutshaw <ro...@XFree86.org>,

        o  Amancio Hasty <ha...@netcom.com>,

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

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

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

        o  Dirk Hohndel <hohn...@XFree86.org>

        o  Joe Moss <j...@XFree86.org>

     S3V accelerated code by:

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

     Mach32 accelerated code by:

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

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

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

        o  Mark Weaver <Mark_Wea...@brown.edu>,

        o  Craig Groeschel <cr...@metrolink.com>

        o  Bryan Feir <jen...@istar.ca>

     Mach64 accelerated code by:

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

     Mach8, 8514 accelerated code by:

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

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

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

        o  Hans Nasten <nas...@everyware.se>,

        o  Scott Laird <sc...@laird.com>

     Cirrus accelerated code by:

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

        o  Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaa...@inter.nl.net>,

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

        o  Corin Anderson <cor...@bdc.cirrus.com>

     Western Digital accelerated code by:

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

        o  Bill Conn <c...@bnr.ca>

     P9000 accelerated code by:

        o  Erik Nygren <nyg...@mit.edu>,

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

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

        o  Henrik Harmsen <harm...@eritel.se>

     AGX accelerated code by:

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

     ET4000/W32 accelerated code by:

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

     ET6000 SVGA and accelerated support (both based on the existing W32
        code) by:

        o  Koen Gadeyne <koen.gade...@barco.com>,

     Oak Technologies Inc. accelerated code by:

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

     16 color VGA server by:

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

     2 color VGA and non-VGA mono servers by:

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

     ATI SVGA driver by:

        o  Per Lindqvist <p...@compuram.bbt.se> and Doug Evans
           <d...@cygnus.com>.

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

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

     WD90C24 support by:

        o  Brad Bosch <b...@lachman.com>

     Trident SVGA driver by:

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

     SiS SVGA driver by:

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

     DEC 21030 (TGA) server by:

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

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

     NCR SVGA driver by:

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

     Cirrus SVGA driver by:

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

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

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

        o  Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaa...@inter.nl.net>,

        o  Corin Anderson <cor...@bdc.cirrus.com>

     Cirrus CL64xx driver by:

        o  Manfred Brands <m...@oceonics.nl>

        o  Randy Hendry <ra...@sgi.com>

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

     Compaq SVGA driver by:

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

     Oak SVGA driver by:

        o  Steve Goldman <sgold...@encore.com>

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

     ARK Logic SVGA driver by:

        o  Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaa...@inter.nl.net>

        o  Leon Bottou <bot...@laforia.ibp.fr>

     AL2101 SVGA driver by:

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

     Avance Logic ``ali'' SVGA driver by:

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

     Chips & Technologies SVGA driver by:

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

        o  Jon Block <bl...@frc.com>

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

        o  Nozomi Ytow

        o  Egbert Eich <Egbert.E...@Physik.TH-Darmstadt.DE>

        o  David Bateman <dbate...@ee.uts.edu.au>

        o  Xavier Ducoin <xav...@rd.lectra.fr>

     MX SVGA driver by:

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

     Video7 SVGA driver by:

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

     RealTek SVGA driver by:

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

     Apollo Mono driver by:

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

     XFree86-VidModeExtension and xvidtune client by:

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

        o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>

        o  Jon Tombs <to...@XFree86.org>

        o  Joe Moss <j...@XFree86.org>

     XFree86-Misc extension by:

        o  Joe Moss <j...@XFree86.org>

        o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>

     XFree86-DGA extension by:

        o  Jon Tombs <to...@XFree86.org>

        o  Mark Vojkovich <mvojk...@ucsd.edu>

        o  Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaa...@inter.nl.net>,

        o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>

     XInput integration, devices and clients by:

        o  Frederic Lepied <lep...@XFree86.Org> (XInput integration,
           Wacom tablet, Joystick and extended mouse devices,
           xsetpointer and xsetmode clients)

        o  Patrick Lecoanet <lecoa...@cena.dgac.fr> (Elographics
           touchscreen device)

        o  Steven Lang <ti...@ecis.com> (Summagraphics tablet device)

     Other contributors:

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

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

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

  6.  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 <ro...@XFree86.org>

     o  David Dawes <da...@XFree86.org>

     o  Marc Evans <m...@XFree86.org>

     o  Dirk Hohndel <hohn...@XFree86.org>

     o  Harald Koenig <koe...@XFree86.org>

     o  Rich Murphey <r...@XFree86.org>

     o  Jon Tombs <to...@XFree86.org>

     o  David Wexelblat <d...@XFree86.org>

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

  7.  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
  and X11R6.1 core release.  The version of XFree86 in the initial X11R6
  core is 3.0.  The version of XFree86 in the current X11R6.1 release is
  3.1.2C.

  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 <B...@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 <http://www.aib.com/>, 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  ATI Technologies Inc <http://www.atitech.ca/>

     o  Andrew Burgess

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

     o  Caldera, Inc. <http://www.caldera.com/>

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

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

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

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

     o  Elsa GmbH <http://www.elsa.de/>, Aachen, Germany

     o  Genoa Systems Corporation

     o  Helius, Inc. <http://www.helius.com/>

     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 <http://www.redhat.com/>, 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 <http://www.suse.de>, Fuerth, Germany

     o  Tekelec Airtronic GmbH <http://www.tekelec.com>, 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 <B...@XFree86.org>

  8.  Source and binary archive sites

  Source patches are available to upgrade X11R6.1 PL1 from the X
  Consortium to XFree86 3.2.  They and binaries for many OSs are
  available via anonymous FTP from:

     o  ftp://ftp.XFree86.org/pub/XFree86

  and the following mirror sites:

     o  North America:

        +  ftp://ftp.gw.com/pub/unix/XFree86 (source and NetBSD
           binaries)

     o  Europe:

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

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

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

        +  ftp://ftp.laas.fr/pub/ii/NetBSD/XFree86 (NetBSD binaries
           only)

     o  Asia/Australia:

        +  ftp://x.physics.usyd.edu.au/pub/XFree86 (source 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 3.2 - some of these sites may
  archive older releases as well.  Check the RELNOTES to find which
  files you need to take from the archive.
--
David Dawes                                   Email: da...@XFree86.org
The XFree86 Project, Inc                      Phone: +61 2 9351 2639
c/- School of Physics,                        Fax:   +61 2 9351 7726
University of Sydney 2006 AUSTRALIA

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