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From: "W.Kenworthy" <billk@×××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] org-x11 GLSA 200509-07. Is bug #96053 fixed in -r3? (black icons)
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 01:55:50
Message-Id: 1126662403.23855.49.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] org-x11 GLSA 200509-07. Is bug #96053 fixed in -r3? (black icons) by xyon
Your missreading what I am saying.

1. I am not placing "demands"
2. I have pointed out the solution
3. I have pointed out the problem for gentoo as a distro
4. Everybodies requirements are different: unless devs get feedback on
whats important to users, how would they know.  I acknowledge that whats
important to devs is not neccessarily going to gel for the users, but
the fact that gentoo now does not have a usable desktop for a large part
of its user community should be a concern for all.

BillK



On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 20:30 -0400, xyon wrote:
> Placing demands on the devs who donate their time for this community is > not exactly the way of going about it. Finding a way to help those devs > is a better path to a solution. ;) > > On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 07:28 +0800, William Kenworthy wrote: > > I'm using the workaround of manually deleting the problem patch during > > the build. > > > > The problem for gentoo that I see is that with the removal of -r1 (and > > xfree being the only viable alternative is not available either), gentoo > > does not have a usable desktop for those actually using it in > > production, so this should be viewed as a serious issue that requires > > active resolution - just leaving this issue in place until we catch up > > with upstream means this is going to become a running sore for gentoo. > > > > We (the users) need a stable, secure, and working X. > > > > BillK > > > > > > > > On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 11:03 -0400, Seemant Kulleen wrote: > > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 06:59:21AM +0800, W.Kenworthy wrote: > > > > Re the xorg-x11 GLSA 200509-07. Is bug #96053 fixed in -r3? The -r2 > > > > version is unusable for me because of this. > > > > > > > > According to the bug its resolved, fixed upstream, but there is no > > > > detail which versions of xorg it applies to. > > > > > > > > BillK > > > > > > Hi Bill, > > > > > > -r3 is just a simple security bump from -r2, so it should have all the > > > characteristics of -r2 except for that buffer overflow issue with pixmap > > > memory requests. So yeah, you'll still see black icons, but please do > > > track the upstream bug: > > > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3781 > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > > Seemant > > -- > > William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au> > > Home! >
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Re: [gentoo-security] org-x11 GLSA 200509-07. Is bug #96053 fixed in -r3? (black icons) Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org