Bug 3616 - Upgrade our Xserver (Xorg) and Mesa to modern versions
Summary: Upgrade our Xserver (Xorg) and Mesa to modern versions
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 4417
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VNC (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.1
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: 4.1.0
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Depends on:
Blocks: 4019
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Reported: 2010-10-06 09:24 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2013-04-23 09:53 CEST (History)
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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2010-10-06 09:24:23 CEST
We are currently shipping Xorg Xserver 1.5.3 and Mesa 7.2, with a bunch of patches. It would be much better if we could upgrade to modern versions. This makes development easier and gives us bug fixes and enhancements. The rest of the TigerVNC user base and developers are also not interested in support for this old server versions. 

Another issue is security. According to http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Security, 1.5.3 should be fine, but new security issues can pop up at any time, and if we are using an old version, it might be difficult to apply the fixes.
Comment 1 Peter Åstrand cendio 2010-10-06 16:15:52 CEST
See also bug 2770. 
Comment 2 Pierre Ossman cendio 2012-03-28 13:00:37 CEST
Apparently upstream is now converging on the xfree86 portion of the Xorg tree. Xvfb (on which Xvnc is based) is getting thrown out in favour of Xorg with a dummy driver. We should probably look at following this model if we want to reduce our maintenance burden.
Comment 3 Pierre Ossman cendio 2013-04-05 23:56:43 CEST
This got done as bug 4417. Marking as duplicate (although wrong way).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4417 ***

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