VNC patch for Xserver 1.3

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Mon Aug 20 02:57:18 PDT 2007

Alan Hourihane wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 10:19 +0100, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> Alan Hourihane wrote:
>>> It contains a full copy of the xserver tree because it needs to build
>>> Xvnc. It contains a pre-1.3 copy of the xserver tree though. But it
>>> wasn't that far behind.
>> So really, when you say it compiles fine "against" 1.3, you really mean,
>> it will compile fine and run with 1.3?
> Both. I'm just about to merge the 1.3 stable code into xf4vnc anyway.

Oh great :) So I should be able to generate a patch for Xserver 1.3
after you've finished that merge? A few strategically placed -j options
to cvs diff should suffice if I remember my CVS syntax :)

Thanks for that :D

>> Do you have any plans on creating a git repo for this stuff? Seems to me
>> it would make for easier management than CVS (I'm a convert to the
>> principles of git even if I've still managed to avoid working out how to
>> build the use the damn thing!!).
> Not really. The amount of work going on with the current code really
> doesn't worry me to move it to git.

Yes understood.

FWIW some distros do work on patching X etc. and supply upstream
patches. Quite often they do this via the creation of their own git
repository and clone the upstream one.

If the vnc stuff were in a git repo it would be useful to distros when
they create their patches to be able to clone it into their own repos
along with the other patches. So if you feel motivated some people may
like you for it (me, I really need to learn git properly at some point
rather than the pathetic clone+pull capabilities I struggle on with ;))


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