[stsf] STSF merge to XOrg HEAD?
Sat Jan 8 08:22:24 PST 2005
On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:21:12 -0800, Alan Coopersmith
> Felix Schulte wrote:
> > When will STSF be merged into XOrg HEAD? Before or after the XOrg 6.9 release?
> I doubt anyone can say, especially with Xorg not even being sure what the next
> non-maintenance release will look like, if it will be based on the current
> monolithic tree or a modular tree, or when it will be. If Xorg decides to go
> with the modular tree, the answer will probably be never - there's no reason to
> do it in that case, just leave it as a separate module, easily buildable and
> loadable by those who want it.
I see a problem here with getting it actually shipped. If it's not
part of the core XOrg distribution it won't mark it into *ANY* major
Linux distribution unless other, mandatory components start to have a
> In any case, I'm pretty sure no one at Sun is working on either the technical
> effort to do the merge (which is small, given that it's already in a branch),
> nor the effort of convincing everyone else that putting it in the main Xorg tree
> is a good idea (which is not small, given the bias towards Xft/render that many
> people have), both of which would have to be done to get it in.
Does Sun fear the community response? Or does Sun wants to keep STSF
as semi-Opensorce technology, being only fully implemented in Solaris
and only having a reference implementation for the rest of the world
_ Felix Schulte
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