[Xcb] Thinking towards 7.6 katamari, including xcb

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Wed Oct 28 15:31:00 PDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 08:38:21AM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> Excerpts from Alex Deucher's message of Wed Oct 28 08:00:59 -0700 2009:
> > While, I'd like to delete a lot of compat cruft in the drivers as
> > well, I'm concerned about lack of user testing if we merge the
> > driver back into the server.  Right now it's pretty easy to get
> > users try a patch, or the latest git changes, but requiring them to
> > rebuild the whole xserver is a pretty daunting task, especially if
> > various build requirements change along the way. If that's the case,
> > it kind of negates the usefulness of being about the bisect the
> > server and driver together.  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?

Needing to rebuild/update libdrm/mesa has been the most notable blocker
for user-testers on my end.

Kernel patches that fix xorg issues have also been troublesome to get
testers for, but that's probably orthogonal to this discussion.


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