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XFree86 is a freely redistributable implementation of the X Window System that runs on UNIX(R) and UNIX-like operating systems.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 May 2006 14:52

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  11 Apr 2004 14:20

      Release Notes: This release features security updates, video driver enhancements, input driver enhancements, IPv6 support, X Server and extension updates, client and library updates, I18N and font updates, and OS support updates.

      •  28 Feb 2003 06:12

        Release Notes: Video driver enhancements, input driver enhancements, X server and extension updates, client and library updates, I18N and font updates, and OS support updates.

        •  20 Sep 2002 17:30

          Release Notes: A zlib bug that may have security implications on some platforms has been fixed. MIT-SHM has been updated to not access SHM segments that the client doesn't have sufficient privileges to access. An Xlib problem that made it possible to load (and executure) arbitrary code in privileged clients has been fixed. This release is available only in the form of a patch to version 4.2.0.

          •  21 Jan 2002 07:16

            Release Notes: Several drivers are updated in this release, with better xv support, Matrox G550 support, and improved Radeon support.

            Recent comments

            11 Apr 2004 12:49 fallibledragon

            This ISN'T what you want
            Guys, this is no longer the standard X. In

            fact, I'm not even sure this entry is correct -- I

            don't think the license for this XFree86 is OSI

            approved these days.

            The X11 project, at

   is the new

            one that distros like Mandrake, Gentoom

            Debian, and OpenBSD will be including soon.

            Get it instead, if your intention is to be

            'ahead' rather than 'different' :)

            14 Feb 2003 07:07 mufti22

            Can someone add a "X11 for MacOS X" branch ?
            It would be handy to have a "X11 for MacOS X" branch at freshmeat for "manage dependencies"
            of X11 based MacOSX projects (cause X11 is not
            part of the default MacOSX system).
            "Apple announces XFree86-based X11 for MacOS X"

            29 Mar 2000 22:31 shecodu

            v4.0 Stable release??
            I thought it was going to be a lot better, but it just doesnt like my Cirrus Logic GD5446, I havent been able to adjust the refresh rates to set up a 1024x768x16bpp screen, the web page says the card is supported but xf86config says it isnt, it was pretty easy to set up this card with 3.3.6, what happened here? stable? hmmmm...

            15 Mar 2000 02:20 kreucher

            i just updated to 4.0 (binary release from and i must say i am impressed. it's much faster for my card and i really like the silk cursor! have not tested the GL stuff yet, but i like the new ver so far...

            (redhat 6.1 system, intel)

            13 Mar 2000 14:33 k0jack

   what about RPMS?
            This is all good and great, but what about the RPMS? Does anyone know of anyplace a person could get the RPMS? I looked all over the net and came up with nothing.


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