Re: xpmac vs. xfree86

Dan Burcaw (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:17:39 -0600 (MDT)

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, kRo wrote:

> Hello All,
> It's been a while..
> I've now got the YDL cd from
> BTW it comes with an "errata" cd which has various updates to RPMs on it
> (not a whole heaps, but a fair few).. I've yet to check out just how recent
> the rpms on it are, though. Saved me having to download them all though.
> Interested in an upgrade deal for purchasers of CS 1.0 to 1.1...
> To my question:
> I failed to get XFree86 working on my Powerbook, and capitulated into using
> XPmac. gnome seems to be rather laggy in behaviour.. I was wondering which
> is better, XFree86 or Xpmac, and why? There have been intimations that
> XFree86 is better. If so I'll give it another try.. to improve the
> performance..

XFBDev will provide better speed. The easiest way to get it running on a
PowerBook is with Xautoconfig. This can be found in the devel/RPMS
directory on the ftp site.

> I'm about to try out FreeBuilder, a Java IDE written in Java.. are there
> any other Java IDEs (graphical preferably, to relieve the tedium) for Linux
> PPC? I've trawled the web and came up with little.
> Cheers,
> kRo
> --------------------
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