Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)
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Thu Jun 12 01:31:20 PDT 2008
2008/6/12 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>:
> 2008/6/12 Jeremy Huddleston <jeremyhu at freedesktop.org>:
>> Good, centralized developer documentation is greatly appreciated.
> Speaking of which, if you have any ideas how to better interlink and combine:
> - http://dri.freedesktop.org/
> - http://xorg.freedesktop.org/
> - http://mesa3d.org/
> ...please don't hesitate updating the wikis. Both DRI and X.Org wikis
> would benefit if someone would have time to rethink the front page
> organization by grouping links under different titles and learning
> moinmoin tables / colouring to bring some more clarity there. Both
> wikis currently look like the typical wikis, ie. just braindump of
> links with no thinking about the structure. And yes, I can do
> something about those myself one day, but anyway there's lots of stuff
> around to make more beautiful and therefore more accessible.
I'd be happy to help, but don't currently have edit rights for the wiki pages.
For example, on the Xorg wiki, there is a line at the top of the page
about important security updates for older releases, then at the
bottom is essentially the same thing worded slightly differently with
a different focus; these could be combined and made more promenant at
the top of the page.
Also, there is a nice table of Xorg versions with package version
numbers on one of the pages, yet this information is duplicated on the
release notes for each version; this could be consolidated and cleaned
On the development side, it would be useful to have more of an idea of
what projects are going on, what is planned and where new developers
can join in. I would like to help (if I can), but only have limited
knowledge/experience of building X, and don't know where to start. I
know that Kristian Hogsberg (sorry if I got the spelling wrong) has a
good entry on building a minimal X server, but can't remember where it
For people who find git daunting, there could be links to things like
the everyday git tutorial.
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