[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server

Ian Romanick idr at freedesktop.org
Tue Jun 30 13:04:14 PDT 2009

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Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 16:03 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
>> Thanks to Ajax for moving the DRI2 changes into the 1.6 branch, now I've
>> pulled the remaining queued patches and have pushed this as
>> (1.6.2 RC2). If no-one finds any catastrophic bugs, [...]
> How about: The DRI2 changes seem to break the video driver ABI, and
> apparently Mesa without corresponding changes (which will only be in the
> upcoming 7.5 release) as well. See Brice Goglin's report from a couple
> of days ago.
> You rejected backports before based on breaking ABI.
> Don't get me wrong, I like the functionality those DRI2 changes fix, but
> surely they could have been done without breaking about every binary
> interface involved. If the video driver ABI won't be restored, this

Actually, the bug in question could not.  This was discussed quite a bit
on the mailing list and on IRC.  The original DRI2 interface was
deficient and could not be made to work.  So I fixed it.

> should be reflected by bumping its major version, and the changes
> breaking it should wait for the next major release like other such
> changes.

The change is in the DRI2 interface, and that version was changed.
Without the corresponding updates the only thing you lose is DRI2.
Reverting to DRI1 should still work.  Since this affects only the Intel
driver, and we will have a fixed driver release around the same time as
the X server release, I don't think this is a catastrophic problem.
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