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    XFree86 4.2.0 pre1v4 now available
    Submitted by zx64 on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 – 23:22
    X Window SystemAnother pre-release by the X Strike Force for i386 is now available, taking the version to pre1v4. This version should now build for m68k and sparc again. The changelog for i386 is available here. As before, don’t file bugs against these packages, go directly to the debian-x mailing list.
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    Subject: What’s so good about 4.2.x?
    Author: binaryfeed
    Date: Friday, 2002/09/06 – 09:53
    I’m quite happy with the 4.1 series. What can I look forward to? Should I upgrade?
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    Subject: Re: What’s so good about 4.2.x?
    Author: cbcbcb
    Date: Friday, 2002/09/06 – 16:40
    It is substantially more stable, supports various gfx cards not supported by 4.1, and supports more acceleration features of supported cards.

    I’m running 4.2 on my laptop with a back-ported CVS neomagic driver (for Xv support). X used to crash (SIGSEGV) every few days, but it’s totally solid now.

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    Subject: Yes, but…
    Author: xtifr
    Date: Thursday, 2002/09/26 – 06:37
    [4.2] is substantially more stable, supports various gfx cards not supported by 4.1, and supports more acceleration features of supported cards.

    If he’s happy with 4.1, though, none of those are likely to be things he cares much about. I know that I have no problems with 4.1’s stability, nor do I really need more acceleration than I already have for my g400. I am curious if there are any interesting new features in 4.2, but I get the feeling that there’s not.

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    Subject: Neomagic with Xv?
    Author: chip
    Date: Thursday, 2002/09/19 – 16:27
    Would you be willing to share this Neomagic driver with Xv support?

    — Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent Of Chaos

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    Subject: So when are packages for 4.2.1 coming out?
    Author: foon
    Date: Friday, 2002/09/06 – 07:53
    just kidding
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    Subject: Downloading it now
    Author: glubbs
    Date: Friday, 2002/09/06 – 06:42
    I started with pre1v3, and before that (for X4.2) I installed via binaries. I liked the binary install, but now that I’m getting used to apt-getting it, I think I like that more.

    Ooh, everything’s upgrading now – gotta watch it.

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