New -amd Maintainer (was Re: [Info-linux] Announcement)
rene at exactcode.de
Sat Sep 1 05:23:51 PDT 2007
On Saturday 01 September 2007 03:08:54 Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 07:46:59PM -0400, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> > However, I'd like to discuss this recent patch that brings
> > in a dozen auto-generated files under version control:
> > http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/driver/xf86-video-amd.git;a=commitdiff;h=b29cce202abb0c6afb30ec1f06c98d7f84e8d2e4
> > Is this intentional? What's the purpose?
> > Most projects today follow the convention not to keep any generated
> > files under version control, because it causes too many spurious
> > differences and, hence, merge conflicts.
> Indeed, not only should generated files never be committed to revision
> control for myriad reasons, the autogen.sh should be reverted to the
> standard version, and you should use the standard Makefile.am hook for
> generating changelogs (look in libXi, for example), so that they get
> generated and included with the distribution tarball, rather than
> relying on chance and autogen.sh.
Additionally I vote for maintaining the -nsc driver and not this
Just my 2 € cent - yours,
René Rebe - ExactCODE GmbH - Europe, Germany, Berlin
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