Stabilizing Xdmx -- advice

jrmarsha jrmarsha at
Wed Jun 28 20:53:37 UTC 2017

I'm a bioinformatics graduate with at most a month and a half to work on 
this.  I think this is beyond my paygrade to just pick up and try to 
handle anything touching openGL.

On 06/28/2017 04:53 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-06-23 at 13:50 -0400, Joshua Marshall wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Xdmx is giving me a fair bit of trouble.  In particular regard to
>> segfaulting.  Now, I'm assuming all the easy to catch stuff is
>> already done, so where in general should I give attention to
>> improving the state of Xdmx?
> Probably an unwise assumption, dmx doesn't get much active attention
> (though we do enjoy deleting code from it). I sent a patch for a crash
> in the GLX code a bit ago:
> Which I need to revisit to fix properly, but which seems to work at
> least on the first generation. If you wanted to address the review
> feedback and resubmit it that'd be awesome (I'm blowing up some other
> glx code at the moment so I'll get back to it eventually, but Xorg and
> Xwayland are more urgent targets for me).
> Beyond that: if you're having a crash, post the backtrace here and
> we'll help figure it out. The GLX proxy is really the ickiest part of
> that server, the rest is pretty docile I find.
> - ajax

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