[Openchrome-devel] Code is moving to git on freedesktop.org

Xavier Bachelot xavier
Sat Feb 4 13:31:26 PST 2012

On 02/03/2012 09:24 PM, James Simmons wrote:
>>        On Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 10:14:50PM +0100, Xavier Bachelot wrote:
>>        >  Hi,
>>        >
>>        >  The openchrome Xorg driver subversion repository has been moved to git
>>        >  on freedesktop.org.
>>        >  All the history, branches and tags have been kept.
>>        >
>>        >    From now on, please use the following command to checkout the code :
>>        >  git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/openchrome/xf86-video-openchrome
>>        >
>>        >  The openchrome DRM tree has moved too.
>>        >  Please use the following command to checkout the code :
>>        >  git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/openchrome/drm-openchrome
>>        >
>>        >  Both repositories can be browsed here :
>>        >  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/openchrome
>>        >
>>        >  I'll be updating the wiki in the next days.
>>        >
>>        >  Regards,
>>        >  Xavier
>> Switching to git is a good news, the other day you were talking about
>> doing a release (for a packaging that was not using svn snapshot if I
>> remember well).
>> I'm thinking that a new release could also help the versioning of debian
>> packages, today it is: 0.2.904+svn920 where 0.2.904 is the release and
>> 920 the svn snapshot revision.
>> If the release changes, this would allow to go for any valid numbering
>> for the git snapshots. But if it does not change I must find somthing
>> that will be grater than +svn920.
>> For instance ++git20120130 or +xgit20120130 but not +git20120130
>> (as g<  s).
>> In other words, a new release would help my motivation to switch to git
>> :)
> ...
>> Am I still able to do it if I use Ubuntu? If that's OK, I might be
>> able to help.
> Since debain packaging was being done do you have the debian directory
> with config files for me to create debian package out of the box. We
> should do this for rpms as well.
I can look at providing an rpm spec file, but I'm wondering if the 
differences between the various rpm distros would make it convenient. 
For example, this package is named xorg-x11-drv-openchrome in 
Fedora/RHEL, x11-driver-video-openchrome in Mandriva/Mageia, 
xorg-x11-driver-video-openchrome in OpenSUSE, etc... The same is true 
for all the build dependencies packages' name. So an 'universal' spec 
file would need a lot of macros to mask all the differences. Beside 
that, while I feel comfortable with the Fedora/RHEL spec, I have no real 
knowledge of the other rpm based distros' specifics. If other rpm 
distros maintainers are around, I'd be glad to read your inputs.


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