Which version x.org xserver got rid of ClockRanges?

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 07:54:15 UTC 2016

On Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:48:26 +0100
"Kevin Brace" <kevinbrace at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just want some clarifications on ClockRange and ClockRanges.
> I will like to know which version of x.org xserver got rid of
> ClockRanges type. I was compiling OpenChrome on Ubuntu and Lubuntu
> 10.04, and was getting a warning regarding pointer type. This is the
> only warning I get when I compile current master branch OpenChrome
> source code on Ubuntu and Lubuntu 10.04. I spent several hours
> researching this, and it turns out that Adam Jackson made this change
> around 2009.
> https://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-November/003395.html
> I am planning to make some changes to the OpenChrome source code so
> that it can still be compiled against the older xserver. This is what
> the patch will look like, but I will like to know the precise xserver
> version so that I can set the correct value of XORG_VERSION_NUMERIC.
> This is what the the current patch will look like.


I'm no xserver developer, but this seems to be fairly easy to find out
with git in an xserver checkout:

$ git log -SClockRangesPtr --all

brings up a list of commits, the first one of which is the one whose
email you found:

commit 326429badfc76885e4652ddc72860810c0e8d102
Author: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Nov 10 14:56:36 2009 -0500

    modes: Remove the ClockRanges type

Then to find out about the versions, we can do:

$ git describe 326429badfc76885e4652ddc72860810c0e8d102

$ git describe --contains 326429badfc76885e4652ddc72860810c0e8d102

So we see that this particular patch landed between release tags and

Hope that helps.

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