Getting xserver patches reviewed

Rémi Cardona remi at
Sun Nov 25 02:44:32 PST 2007

Barton C Massey wrote:
>   * Identify subsystems that need maintenance.  These
>     probably correspond to modules or groups of modules in
>     the build.

 * Clean up Case in point, I was looking for the
git repos for xcb and went straight to xcb/ instead of xcb/libxcb/.
After five days of reading the old tutorial and converting the old
examples to the new xcb API did I notice the newer repository.

Maybe 3 categories (for xorg related code) :

 - Official git repositories (only master branches)
 - Contributors' repositories and unofficial projects
 - Deprecated stuff and archives

 * Have each xorg/proto/* or some other (maybe central?) place contain
all current protocol specs. Some are really hard to find, even with
google's help. FWIW, I'm still looking for the XShape documentation on
fd.o [1]

 * Maintain somewhere a list of X11's best current practices, which
extensions are relevant, which ones are deprecated and their recommended
replacements (gtk and Qt both have such info in their API documentation)

This is just a list of things that would help me (as such it's quite
selfish I agree) but I'm sure it would help potential contributors and
API-users getting faster into Xorg's world.




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