stripping off "xf86-*-" from drivers
bernie at codewiz.org
Sat Jan 19 23:27:22 PST 2008
Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Dave Airlie wrote:
>> Granted I'd be happy to move all the open source drivers back into the
>> server build and get rid of whole idea of a stable ABI between
> But then you'ld have to get all the driver maintainers to meet the
> release cycles of the X server, instead of letting Intel release
> quarterly, while ATI does developer snapshots for a year between
> stable releases.
It wouldn't be a big issue if we switched to frequent release
schedule, similar to the Linux kernel.
It has downsides, too, but overall it proved to require
less maintenance for downstream distributors while at the
same time delivering new features quickly to the users.
In this model, disruptive refactorings would have to live
off-tree (or in branches) until they get mature enough for
general consumption. Needless to say, git supports this
model really well :-)
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