[PATCH] Remove lnx_font.c and lnx.h

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 09:38:53 PST 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 6:03 PM, keithp <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Matt Turner's message of Sun Nov 01 12:22:44 -0800 2009:
>> I couldn't find any version of the X xserver that ever used lnx_font.c
>> so let's delete it. I tried contacting its author, Egbert, multiple
>> times on IRC and email [*] but never got any response. It also hasn't
>> been seriously touched since January 2005.
> The only reference I've found to this is an ubuntu bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/105822
> which seems to have conflicting reports about what this is good
> for. I'm of the opinion that the graphics driver should be responsible
> for returning the card to its original state (and hence the X server
> shouldn't be doing anything with console fonts). It would be nice to
> know whether there are drivers which aren't successfully restoring the
> entire console font though, and for whom a helper function of this
> sort would be useful.
> Daniels reportedly commented that this code would break multi-card
> uses, although I'm not entirely sure why that would be the case,
> unless that referred to multi-seat instead.

So can we kill it? I remember reading about an X developer who
suggested that the way to remove code was to silently break it and see
if anyone complains. :)


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