Improving Xorg

conon troll at
Thu Jun 29 19:29:16 PDT 2006

So far I seems that my proposal has just been dismissed out of hand.

Has anybody actually looked at the tarball I provided ?

This suggestion that nobody has provided an alternative suggests just that.

On Friday 30 June 2006 10:25, Russell Shaw wrote:
> Michael Biebl wrote:
> > Adam Jackson wrote:
> > 
> >>Here's the thing.  Of the people who want the ability to build the world from 
> >>source without relying on external packaging, no one has come up with 
> >>anything better.  Many people have said they would _like_ something better; 
> >>I've not seen anything _done_.
> Why wasn't the autoconf/automake X source tree arranged so that a configure/make
> at the root of the tree performs a top-down build, thus automatically satisfying
> the dependency ordering, and so not requiring any separate build scripts such as
> xorg/util/modular/ ?
>  >>Oh, except for the jhbuild stuff, but then no
> >>one wants to use jhbuild, they just want something "simple" like a shell 
> >>script, even though to make one complex enough to handle rebuilding all of X 
> >>from scratch, you very nearly have to reinvent jhbuild.
> > 
> > I think, jhuild is perfectly suited for building modular xorg because it
> > allows to build the complete package in one go or just distinct modules
> > (also handling the download of the correct versions of the tarball,
> > which is often a complaint by those building xorg themselves and
> > resolving the dependencies, building the packages in the correct order)
> > Maybe it should be advertised more on the fd.o web page, release notes
> > etc. and of course should be kept uptodate (haven't checked it for a
> > while, maybe this is already the case).
> > You surely can't please everyone but providing uptodate jhbuild scripts
> > is a very good solution and more than sufficient imho. If people are
> > still not satisfied by that, because they want something else, well I'd
> > say you have to life with that and don't bother about it.
> > 
> > Michael
> > 
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