Re: Michel Dänzer is invited to help maintain master X server branch

Michel Dänzer michel at
Thu Aug 18 07:47:50 UTC 2016

On 16/08/16 01:51 AM, Keith Packard wrote:
> When Adam left for a week's vacation, Michel noted that the master X
> server branch was not keeping up -- a couple of important patches were
> not getting committed in a reasonable amount of time. I haven't had
> enough bandwidth myself for several months and it wasn't obvious until
> Adam's departure. I talked with Adam this morning and he agreed that it
> would be really helpful if Michel would be willing to help maintain the
> master branch.

Thanks for the invitation. :)

> The goal of collaborative maintenance of the master branch is to get
> patches merged in a timely fashion while still having a strong process
> of review and sequencing of major changes. We want master to always be
> usable on most people's machines so that more people are testing the
> code, and having a bit of central process has proven a useful tool for
> that.
> Of course, the problem with having a group of people sharing
> responsibility is that sometimes no-one ends up picking up a piece of
> work. If you've got a patch which is ready to merge and has been left on
> the side of the road, please feel free to poke one of us and cc'
> xorg-devel. People on this list have volunteered to spend their time
> helping manage the process of merging patches, so please be kind to them.
>  * Eric Anholt      - glamor

Many glamor changes have been pushed by Adam or Keith lately. Is that
intentional, i.e. is it okay for others to push glamor changes which are
ready, or should we always get in touch with Eric first?

>  * Alan Coopersmith - security
>  * Peter Hutterer   - input
>  * Adam Jackson     - xfree86 backend
>  * Keith Packard    - misc
>  * Michel Dänzer    - mode setting stuff? glamor? (please let us know!)

My recent work has been mostly in present and glamor. Before that, I was
also working on DRI2, EXA and other miscellaneous stuff, mostly in the
xfree86 backend. I guess those will be the areas I'll feel most
confident in pushing changes for.

> Thanks much to everyone for keeping X running, and especially to Michel
> for being willing to help out with some of the tedium.

Thank me once I've actually proven useful. :)

Earthling Michel Dänzer               |     
Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

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