VNC patch for Xserver 1.3

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Wed Oct 17 19:56:31 PDT 2007

Hi Colin,

On 10/17/07, Colin Guthrie <gmane at> wrote:
> Here is what I did, and you can perhaps let me know what is going one
> and why this is happening!
> 1. I did a cvn export thus:
> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at
> export -r Xorg modular/src/xserver
> mv modular/src/xserver a
> rmdir -p modular/src
> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at
> export -r HEAD modular/src/xserver
> mv modular/src/xserver b
> rmdir -p modular/src
> I then compared the two directories a and b with "diff -rN a b" to get
> what I thought would be a patch that I could apply to the official
> xserver-1.4 source.

I did something pretty similar, although I don't remember the exact
process. Basically, I checked out xf4vnc at about the time xserver-1.4
was released and ran cvsps on it. By looking at the logs, I was able
to determine the approximate xserver commit this was at (265a633). I
then diffed repeatedly, adding commits from xserver that were
overlooked and removing a few minor changes like the configure
defaults. Here's the patch I'm using:

It applies against 1.4, but I haven't done anything since 1.4 was
released. I'm disabling dmx, too, which seems to have had quite a bit
of work applied to it in xf4vnc. I don't use it, though.

I should mention that I don't use, but just Xvnc. I'd be
interested to see how it stacks up to the patch you generated, though.


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