XFree86 Release 4.8.0

The Current XFree86 Release

Our current release is XFree86 version 4.8.0 and was released on 15 December 2008; all of its documentation (man pages, release notes, etc.) can be found here.

Before Downloading

Before you begin downloading the source and binaries, we recommend that you read the following three (3) pages first and in the order listed:

the README file
this gives a general overview, a discussion of our open-source licensing requirements; a developer roadmap and finally where to download the source tarballs and patches;
the Release Notes
this gives a summary of what this particular release contains;
and the Installation Notes
this give all of the information necessary on how to install the current release in your particular environment.

Getting 4.8.0

After you have read the above documentation, binaries for XFree86 4.8.0 can be found on our ftp and http servers. For those who also desire the 4.8.0 source and source patches, they can be downloaded from our ftp server here.

The 4.8.0 source code can also be obtained directly from our public CVS server under the release tag xf-4_8_0.

Post-release fixes, patches that were applied too late to be included in the 4.8.0. release, if they exist, are on the branch called xf-4_8-branch.

Building XFree86 4.8.0 From Source

If instead you want to build XFree86 4.8.0 from source, instructions how are in the Build document.

Previous Releases

For all previous releases see the Project's downloads page.

Next Release

Already eager for the next release? Then, see our release plans page. Remember that XFree86 releases on an annual basis and the release number matches the last digit in the year i.e. 2008 = 4.8.0.

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Last Modified: 18 December 2008