Administrative notice: xfree86-list <at> redhat.com mailing list deprecation alert.
2005-05-16 19:37:01 GMT
This is an administrative notice to the members of the list, that this mailing list is now deprecated and will probably be disabled at some point in the future. The list was initially intended to provide a forum for users of Red Hat Linux to discuss XFree86 related problems without having to join one of the high volume OS specific lists, or the generic redhat-list <at> redhat.com. It was also intended to enable myself to keep track of XFree86 specific issues easier by monitoring a single lower volume list, than to have to keep track of the large number of high volume per-OS-release mailing lists we used to maintain at Red Hat in the past. In Fedora Core 2, we switched to X.Org X11 from XFree86, and we have now released 2 Fedora Core releases with xorg-x11 as the supported X11 implementation. Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ships xorg-x11 instead of XFree86. Since our switch to X.Org X11 away from XFree86, the already low volume on this mailing list has dropped quite a bit, which I believe is indicative that while not all people upgrade to each new OS release, the majority of people using our community OS releases have upgraded to FC2 or later already, and seem to participate in the various Fedora mailing lists we provide, as well as the upstream xorg <at> freedesktop.org mailing list. For a while, I've debated wether or not it would be useful to create a new mailing list named "x-list <at> redhat.com" or something similarly X11 implementation generic with which to replace this list, however the volume on this list has dropped significantly,(Continue reading)