New release process for 1.8 (READ THIS)
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Mon Oct 5 11:45:55 PDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-10-02 at 21:06 +0200, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> On Friday 02 of October 2009, Ping wrote:
> > I think moving drivers into xserver tree benefits both driver and xserver
> > developers as well as distro maintainers.
> As distro maintainer I hated monolitic X. It's was nightmare to patch it and
> fix some build issues. Modular drivers are very nice for me.
> > If the
> > driver's maintainer could not provide the confirmation on a timely manner,
> > the driver could be excluded from the xorg release.
> And when it is fixed you would have to wait until new xorg release or play
> dirty games with including driver again. With modular drivers you just take
> new tarball.
I dare you to build a functional intel 2.9 against xserver 1.1. Bonus
points for not cribbing from the RHEL5 source.
Really, from the perspective of someone who maintains serious amounts of
backport, modular drivers is nice for maybe three months after the
server release you decide to freeze on. After that, it's a big pile of
work, and moving the pieces around doesn't really help that much.
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