xorg multiseat xgl

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at c3sl.ufpr.br
Mon Nov 12 04:56:20 PST 2007

Hello Yan,

Yan Seiner escreveu:
> Alas, I am not a X11 developer, and setting up a full build environment 
> that actually works and works well is not trivial.  My second-to-last 
> last effort got as far  as locking the machine up totally when Xgl 
> started; the current effort, trying to build Xgl from CVS fails since it 
> can't find a particular .h file in the Mesa tree....

No, that Xgl's page [0] isn't updated. You should use git instead cvs. 
See the procedures here [1, 2].

And yes, unfortunately build a complete environment of some X server is 
not so trivial. You have to accustom yourself with the terms, need to 
keep up to date with the list, need to use IRC (#xorg, 
irc.freenode.net), etc. Really sad, but amused :)

> I guess I am looking for some sort of testing packages or at least a 
> 'multiseat for idiots' guide for Debian Lenny; there's only so many 
> projects I can stay on top of (I am involved in several embedded - no X 
> at all - projects).  At some point I have to draw the line and say, "For 
> xorg, I am a user, not a developer."  :-(

I'm almost completing 2 years on the Xorg community. My initial interest 
when I get started was only to deploy a good multiseat solution and I 
think I understanding the real problems only now!

Besides the "technical" difficulties to deploy a good multiseat, the 
Xorg community also cares for developers. IMHO, multiseat is a special 
case where there're so many people using but a really tiny group 
developing (I'm considering who write simple scripts to automatize the 
installation is not a developer!) and for some reason there's no such 
interest of big companies on this subject.

my regards,

[0] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Xgl
[1] http://www.x.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide
[2] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Infrastructure/git/Developers

Tiago Vignatti
C3SL - Centro de Computação Científica e Software Livre

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