[Fwd: [Bug 817] New: DMX includes <linux/input.h> on non-Linux
eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Sun Jul 4 03:46:47 PDT 2004
Kevin E Martin writes:
> Thanks for the report. The DMX code was written using Linux and was
> ported to SGIs, but it has not yet been ported to other OSs. I'm
> hopeful that it will be a relatively easy job to do that for Solaris,
> HPUX, etc. Perhaps a general solution would be to disable building DMX
> on those platforms that have not yet been tested/ported. What do you
> think? The downside, of course, is that it doesn't receive the testing
> on those OSs but avoids the short-term compilation problems.
We will always run into those problems and there is not much what
can be done about it. We can only ask developers to use as much
discretion as possible but it is not possible to completely rule
out that other OSes break.
Having tinderboxes will help developers to identify such problems in
a timely manner and allow them to fix them - in some cases with the
help of the OS maintainer.
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