[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Thu Jul 2 03:48:32 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 13:04 -0700, Ian Romanick wrote:
> Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 16:03 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> >> Thanks to Ajax for moving the DRI2 changes into the 1.6 branch, now I've
> >> pulled the remaining queued patches and have pushed this as
> >> (1.6.2 RC2). If no-one finds any catastrophic bugs, [...]
> > 
> > How about: The DRI2 changes seem to break the video driver ABI, and
> > apparently Mesa without corresponding changes (which will only be in the
> > upcoming 7.5 release) as well. See Brice Goglin's report from a couple
> > of days ago.
> > 
> > You rejected backports before based on breaking ABI.
> > 
> > Don't get me wrong, I like the functionality those DRI2 changes fix, but
> > surely they could have been done without breaking about every binary
> > interface involved. If the video driver ABI won't be restored, this
> Actually, the bug in question could not.  This was discussed quite a bit
> on the mailing list and on IRC.  The original DRI2 interface was
> deficient and could not be made to work.  So I fixed it.
> > should be reflected by bumping its major version, and the changes
> > breaking it should wait for the next major release like other such
> > changes.
> The change is in the DRI2 interface, and that version was changed.
> Without the corresponding updates the only thing you lose is DRI2.
> Reverting to DRI1 should still work.  Since this affects only the Intel
> driver, and we will have a fixed driver release around the same time as
> the X server release, I don't think this is a catastrophic problem.

You're probably right, glad it's not really an ABI breakage after all.

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