[PATCH RESEND xserver 1/3] Xserver-spec: add release information

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Oct 2 16:25:37 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 06:59:39AM -0400, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 08:55 +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > Reviewed-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
> > for the patch but I wonder if this is really useful. With modular
> > releases
> > the katamari version doesn't mean that much anymore. I'd say you could
> > just
> > leave the X Version 11 in and skip the katamari version.
> > 
> > 
> Noted. Most of the docs in xorg had hard coded numbers such as 6.4, 6.8,
> you name it.
> They were probably all wrong or impossible to verify.
> Anyone reading this has any suggestion as to what would be useful on the
> title page?
> At our disposal we have:
>         <!ENTITY majorvers 	 "7">
>         <!ENTITY reldate 	 "December 2010">
> And we also have all the common autoconf variables such as tarname (e.g.
> libX11)
> and so on.
> Thanks for the review. This completes the patch series.

I admit I don't have a full overview of the docs around, some of them will
have slightly different requirements than others. However, since the
modularisation the two things that are expressive enough are the version of
the respective module and it's relase (e.g. libX11-1.4.0) and the release

The majorversion of 7 is pretty meaningless and the minor is partially
meaningless since we have releases that don't end up in a katamari. So if in
doubt, I'd just go with the module name + release version and add the
release date for those that don't know by heart when version x.y was


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