[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.19.2

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Mar 5 22:07:23 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 03, 2017 at 05:32:16PM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
> > On Mar 3, 2017, at 08:50, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, 2017-03-02 at 18:13 -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> >> A collection of stability fixes here across glamor, Xwayland, input,
> >> and Prime support. Also a security fix for CVE-2017-2624, a timing
> >> attack which can brute-force MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE authentication. Everybody
> >> is encouraged to upgrade. Thanks to all who contributed fixes!
> > 
> > As several people have noticed, this tarballs is missing some of
> > the standard buildsystem bits, such that you need to run autoreconf
> > before ./configure. This is partly my fault for driving the release
> > script incorrectly, and mostly autotools' fault for being sheer
> > garbage. (Seriously, dear gnu project, please sunset autotools. It is a
> > net loss to humanity at this point.)
> What do you propose instead of autotools?  I agree that it is utter
> garbage, and I dislike the license ... but I certainly don't like any of
> the alternatives either.  CMake, JAM, and the rest are pretty much all
> crap for one reason or another.  And hopefully you agree that it's at
> least leagues better than imake!  If there was a good alternative, I'd be
> happy to help with transitioning us away from autotools, but I just don't
> see any good option.

meson seems to be the current favourite, see daniels' efforts for weston:
and some more follow-up here

I tried it on libinput - it works nicely and feels a lot 'cleaner', if you
want an unscientific measurement on top of daniels' benchmarks.

Not sure how well it'd go for something as crazy as the server build system
but it certainly warrants having a look at.


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