[PATCH libX11 1/2] Fix warnings for recent bigreqsproto, xcmiscproto, and xf86bigfontproto

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Wed Feb 3 09:31:41 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb  3, 2010 at 09:17:35 -0800, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> I think it makes sense because:
> 1) If people are updating their libX11, they can easily update their protos.

I'm not completely sure about this one.  Updating the protos requires
updating the server to 1.7.x, which may not necessarily be as easy.
It's probably possible to add some ifdefs to the new proto/lib headers
to keep old xserver buildable, but it hasn't been done afaik.

> 2) We're reporting that they're deprecated, so if we expect 3rd party
> clients of the headers to migrate, we should be willing to do it for
> our own code.

We can migrate while still staying compatible with the old stuff with a
couple configure checks.

> 3) The server has already done it.
> 4) Fewer warnings make me happier, and I like being happy.



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