[PATCH 2/2] XWin: Include a copy of GL specs, rather than downloading them

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Wed Jan 5 13:05:25 PST 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 20:30 +0000, Jon TURNEY wrote:

> On 05/01/2011 14:25, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > Previously the XWin build required a live internet connection (and
> > Khronos's servers to not be down for maintenance, etc) in order to
> > download the (W)GL specs to autogenerate files from.  Even if you
> > weren't building XWin, this broke distcheck.
> > 
> > It's a fairly upsetting diffstat, but not being able to distcheck on
> > the train makes me sad-in-pants.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Stone <daniel-rLtY4a/8tF1rovVCs/uTlw at public.gmane.org>
> > ---
> > 
> > Note that this is not the real patch: SMTP doesn't allow even 1024-character
> > lines, let alone 31488 characters (sigh).  The real patch can be found at:
> > git://people.freedesktop.org/~daniels/xserver in the master branch
> > 
> > But you get the idea.
> Yes, this is pretty bad atm.  I'm not sure why I did things this way in the
> first place.  I think perhaps I was concerned about that I didn't know the
> license terms for those files and didn't want to get stuck with manually
> updating them.

It looks promising as the terms of the license are copied from the X11

The build reproducibility is important. Various distros building X must
do so from the same source code.
Those building from tarballs expect the source code to be complete.
One should be able to rebuild a 2 year old server with the same 2 year
old gl spec.

> Perhaps it would be better to simply remove these files, and I should just
> create a package for cygwin containing these files, and then make that a
> build-time requirement?
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