naming of xf86-{video,input}-foo

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Oct 31 06:39:11 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 01:54:19PM +0100, Hanno Böck wrote:
> I just had a discussion with a user who commented on xf86-input-evdev that he 
> doesn't like to install something with xf86 in the name, as this sounds like 
> it belongs to xfree86.
> I thought a while about it. I couldn't find a good reason why all x-drivers 
> are named that way. Maybe someone else can tell me?
> Maybe it'd be a good idea to change that? xorg-video-foo, xorg-input-bar?

For the same reason the DDX is in hw/xfree86 instead of hw/xorg.  At the
time we imported it, it was very much XFree86's DDX.  Files and
functions are still xf86*.

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