[Xcb] Extensions split into their own libraries; Debian packaging updated for X11R7; TODO

Vincent Torri Vincent.Torri at iecn.u-nancy.fr
Wed Apr 19 01:27:26 EEST 2006

right, i am unable to compile anything based on xcb, in particular,
anything based on cairo (even with xcb not selected as backend). That is:
anything based on gtk.

I think that this problem must be solved quickly


On Sun, 16 Apr 2006, Jamey Sharp wrote:

> Nice work, Josh! Thank you.
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 01:19:26PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > Still TODO:
> > * Split the Debian packages by library, which requires some
> > debian/control stanzas and debian/libxcb*.install files.  I plan to
> > script the generation of these files to make it easy to add more
> > extensions in the future; note, though, that such generation cannot
> > happen automatically as part of the build, since the build process must
> > not modify debian/control.
> As I recall, we can have a debian/rules target for that, as long as it
> isn't invoked automatically as part of the package build process. Right?
> > * Set a non-zero library version.  Jamey, can we officially declare the
> > API/ABI stable?
> Recently you and I got as far as deciding that XCBGetRequestRead and
> isn't the right function for its job, but we had a little trouble with
> what we should provide instead. I think we should quickly wrap up that
> conversation before finally doing the ABI bump. This is bug #6120, and
> no other bugs affect API/ABI in backwards-incompatible ways.
> #5961, #5962, and #6105 are also API changes, but they're only additions
> and should be compatible. Unless someone implements them sooner, I'll
> plan on focusing on those for a 1.1 release or something.
> > * make distcheck and release version 0.9 as a "preview release".
> > * Upload packages to Debian, either experimental or unstable.
> > * Build Xlib/XCB packages for Debian experimental (not unstable, since
> > they won't come from a released Xlib).
> Sounds good. Maybe we'll spread word of the preview tarball around some
> of the other distros too? :-)
> --Jamey

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