modular -> monolithic
davem at davemloft.net
Mon Jan 21 05:28:21 PST 2008
From: "Igor Mozolevsky" <igor at hybrid-lab.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:55:32 +0000
> On 21/01/2008, David Miller <davem at davemloft.net> wrote:
> > New contributor follows instructions, uses build.sh script, after a
> > full day of building on his slow computer the build fails in the
> > middle in a mysterious way.
> I don't know why you say it would fail in a mysterious way...
I say it because a person new to the Xorg code base won't understand
that one of the input driver GIT tree builds is failing because of a
change made by someone to the Xserver GIT tree over a year ago.
Ever new person you don't cater too by making the tree easy to build,
cleanly, is a potential contributor you are in effect turning down.
If the expectation is that the user should dig into all the GIT trees,
figure out the dependencies and figure out the build failure reason,
then it is clear why the number of Xorg volunteers is so low.
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