[Xcb] Tasks required in order to fix XCB-based Xlib
Fri Jan 28 17:25:19 PST 2005
Barton C Massey wrote:
> In message <41F8A3AD.firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
>>First, there was a minor change to the pkg-config scripts of xcb-proto,
>>involving the method used to find the protocol descriptions. The old
>>method parsed the CFLAGS and looked for -I flags; the new method just
>>supplies the path to the protocol descriptions as "xcbincludedir". (For
>>consistency with automake, perhaps this should be called
>>"pkgincludedir"?) This would be a five-minute makefile/configure.ac change.
> Excellent. Please do.
>>The far bigger issue is that of the M4 macros and M4 wrapper definitions
>>used in the Xlib build in order to autogenerate wrappers around many XCB
>>Another possible solution would be to grab the last M4 definitions, run
>>them through the existing Xlib M4 macros, and commit that to the Xlib
>>repository. This would be the fastest fix to get things unbroken, and
>>might still be useful even if we go with the above solution, but it may
>>be less than ideal in the long run.
> Yes, please do this. Hopefully there isn't a "long run" for
> Xlib/XCB: if there is, then we can always backport using
> XSLT on the existing XML descriptions or something.
Done. Could someone with commit access to xlibs please:
* Apply the patch at <http://freedesktop.org/~josh/fix-xcb-xlibs.patch>.
* Copy the file <http://freedesktop.org/~josh/proto.c> to src/xcl .
* cvs add src/xcl/proto.c
* cvs rm -f src/xcl/.cvsignore
> Any investigation on passing the test suite? Or are we too
> far from a once-again working version yet?
kem pointed me towards http://wiki.x.org/wiki/XorgTesting . This looks
like the easiest solution; the version of the test suite pointed to on
that page includes a script that automatically runs the test suite
against xvfb. However, the test suite will only pass against xvfb using
the latest Xorg 6.8.2 .
- Josh Triplett
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