Improving Xorg

Samuel Verstraete samuel.verstraete at
Thu Jun 29 05:15:52 PDT 2006

I actually don't really see the problem om building the modular XOrg,
except for not being clear what is needed and what is what. 2 ppl (of
which i'm one) developped the modules for the modular X (7.0 and 7.1)
for lunar-linux (source based distro) and as all modules are practically
the same it was a simple matter of taking a look at the dependencies,
the version number and the checksum... The building is for almost every
module exactly the same so imho the building of the modular XOrg is a
matter of writing a script... nothing more... (and basically that is
what lunar-linux provides you... not that i want to force you in using
a distro but sometimes it's not a bad idea...)

The main problems we encountered when we were developping the modules
is that we had no idea how to find out what depended on what... and
what all of these things are... And many of them are still not
described in our package manager.

just my 2 cents...

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 20:08:19 +0800
conon <troll at> wrote:

> On Thursday 29 June 2006 19:48, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 07:28:08AM +0800, conon wrote:
> > > So you suggest that Xorg abandon the user who wishes to compile
> > > X11 themselves ?
> > 
> > If you wish to compile the _entirety_ of X11, because your
> > distribution for some reason doesn't have any of it packaged, or
> > you just want to do it for fun, then you're crossing the line from
> > user into developer.
> > 
> > > Every on seems to only think that because they like the new format
> > > then everyone should like it.
> > 
> > After a ton of initial pain, most developers seem to really like
> > it, and feel it makes their lives easier.  Packagers are almost
> > unanimous in loving it.  In terms of people who build X, X
> > developers and packagers are the stated audience.
> I use LFS because I wasnt getting what I needed from a distribution.
> Just because I compile from source doesnt make me a developer.
> If you no longer care about the end user - why develop?
> Who is more important - the packager - or the end user?
> There are users who compile from source - for one reason or another.
> distributions follow source releases by about 3-6 months, too bad if
> you need the functionality of the latest release now.
> I was merely trying to offer an alternative - and the means to do it.
> -- 
> regs conon
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