Recent changes to XKB files & reminder of commit rules
Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Tue Aug 16 10:19:59 PDT 2005
I've noticed a recent commit made changes to the XKB config files
in the Xorg monolith. Unfortunately, this broke several of our
current commit rules, so I figured it was time for a reminder:
1) We are in feature freeze now. No new features or incompatible
changes are allowed without permission of one or more of the
6.9/7.0 release managers (Adam Jackson, Kevin Martin, & myself).
Permission has been granted for a few changes, most notably EXA
support, but you should still ask first.
2) Changes to the monolith need to have corresponding entries added
to the xc/ChangeLog file. (This is always in effect, not just
near releases. A similar rule for the modular packages will
eventually be added as well, but we've been a bit loose on that
3) Due to the modularization work in progress, where the modular
trees are sharing source files with the monolith, if you add,
remove or rename a file in the monolith you should either:
- fix the modular tree symlink.sh & other files as
- send mail to xorg-modular at lists.x.org to warn the people
working on it that they may need to do so (or file a bug
in the "modular build system" category in Xorg bugzilla)
This change broke the modular xkb-data builds because they were using
files that got removed and don't have additions for the new files.
(There's also "4) All commits should generate mail to xorg-commit list"
which didn't happen here, but I think that's a bug for the fd.o CVS
maintainers, not a fault of the committer.)
Please try to stick to these so we can get a quality set of monolith and
modular releases out in the next couple of months.
-Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
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