The version of xterm in CVS is believed to be stale and should be
refreshed from upstream.
We should replace with a modular version once available.
xterm-184 is the latest-and-greatest available from T.E. Dickey's web site at
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.html and that's what's in the xorg tree
on the -CURRENT and -RELEASE-1 branches.
We will definitely update when a new version is available.
Xterm is ostensibly already modularized -- the invisible-island xterm sources
come already autotooled and anyone who prefers a modularized xterm is free to
use it right now if they so choose.
Indeed. We use the modularized xterm in Fedora Core 1, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3, and current development as well.
One problem is that the monolithic tree does not have an option to say
"BuildXterm NO". I have a patch to do just that however. That probably
belongs in a different bug report though.
oops, due to bugzilla auto-jumping to the next bug report, which is pretty
retarded, I accidentally reopened this one.
From the looks of it, 6.8.0 will be the final monolithic release, and the
xterm that will be shipped in it, is whatever is in it right now, as we're
over both freeze deadlines and now only major critical stop-ship bugs are
going in. Since this is the final monolithic release, it doesn't make
sense to import a newer xterm into CVS, if it wont ever get shipped in a
Closing "WONTFIX" as per above. People should use the modular xterm. We
should contact Thomas Dickey and see if he'd like to set up xterm CVS on
freedesktop.org for maintaining xterm perhaps.
xterm was updated to patchlevel 196 from Thomas Dickey for the 6.8.0 release,
which is the most current release on his website as well, so this is effectively
fixed for 6.8.0.
Bugzilla forced me to write a comment, so it is a useless comment.
Changing status to "FIXED"