[PATCH xserver] sdksyms: Tighten up the symbols we add to the magic table

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 23:23:24 UTC 2017

On 10 March 2017 at 16:32, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-03-08 at 17:44 +0000, Jon Turney wrote:
>> On 06/03/2017 22:20, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> > On Mon, 2017-03-06 at 18:23 +0000, Jon Turney wrote:
>> >
>> > > Unfortunately, one of the possible definitions of _X_EXPORT in
>> > > Xfuncproto.h is empty, in which case, this leaves us with nothing in
>> > > sdksyms.c
>> >
>> > Though this be true, I'm not sure how it can matter. We only build
>> > xfree86 on systems where _X_EXPORT expands to something non-empty. And
>> It has been possible to build an xfree86 server for Cygwin since this
>> [1] patchset.
>> This might even turn out to be useful, if the idea of removing Xephyr,
>> Xnest and Xvfb servers [2], to be replaced by invoking the Xorg server
>> with the xf86-video-dummy or xf86-video-nested drivers, ever happens.
> I neither expect nor want this to happen. dummy might have some minor
> utility, but the nested driver I think is a mistake, and I would not
> consider its availability as a reason to drop Xnest or Xephyr.
Pardon the silly question, but going through the discussions did now help much.
Do we have a list of features/bugs for/against each suggestion ?

I mean if there is somethings clearly defined, divide and conquer is the way.
Atm everything seems quite magical, unless one has extensive prior
experience with the DDXen and respective drivers.


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