XFree86 4.0 can be found at the XFree86 ftp server, and at mirrors of this server. Information about obtaining and installing binary distributions of this release can be found in the Installation Document. Information about obtaining the release in source form is given below.
The source for version 4.0 is split into three tarballs:
X400src-3.tgz. The first contains everything except the
fonts and general X11 documentation. It is sufficient for building
XFree86 is you already have a set of fonts. The second contains the
fonts and the source for the general X11 documentation. The third
contains the general X11 documentation in hardcopy format.
A source patch relative to version 3.9.18 is also available.
Because of its size, it is split into two parts.
The patch files are
3.9.18-4.0.diff2.gz. These patches should
be applied to a clean 3.9.18 source tree, working from the directory
xc/ directory. The patches should be applied by
gunzip < 3.9.18-4.0.diff1.gz | patch -p0 -E gunzip < 3.9.18-4.0.diff2.gz | patch -p0 -E
The contrib part of the distribution has now been folded into the main source tree, so a separate contrib tarball is no longer required.
To format the XFree86 documentation, the latest version of our doctools
package. That is available as