[Xcb] Thinking towards 7.6 katamari, including xcb

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 08:47:19 PDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Alex Deucher's message of Wed Oct 28 08:00:59 -0700 2009:
>> So I think the main issue here is making building the
>> xserver less daunting.
> The key external dependencies here are protocol headers and libdrm;
> does anyone have other stuff used in their driver that sees a lot of
> churn?

The proto stuff is the big one.

> For protocol headers, it seems like with the recent re-work, we should
> be at the point where newer headers should remain compatible with old
> versions of the server, which at least allows you to always use the
> newest headers without fear.
> Should we consider combining all of the protocol headers into a single
> module as well?

Makes sense. although, we are starting to rebuild the monolith here.

> Libdrm is more of an issue as it often changes in sync with Mesa and
> driver updates. I don't have a great plan here, aside from the
> suggestion that we fix the X server to make building a subset of the
> drivers easy so that users wouldn't be affected by libdrm changes for
> chips they don't use.

Yeah, I don't really have a good plan either.


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