X server 1.9 release thoughts
vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 12 19:02:03 PDT 2010
On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:45:07PM +0200, Florian Mickler wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:20:00 +0200
> Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > The question is whether driver maintainers want to deal with
> > > non-maintenance changes (like new hardware support) in the stable branch
> > > of the X server, which will require additional work as they back-port
> > > things from master.
> > Was a bit shocked when I heard driver will be merged back into xorg.
> > When it they were taken out I had the possibility to install new
> > drivers without upgrading my distribution, I guess that opportunity
> > would be gone. It least I won't install git xorg just to test intel
> > driver's RC releases.
> > For the "we have soo many #ifdef's in our code" argument, well isn't
> > it up to the driver devs how late back they intend to support xorg.
> > - Clemens
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> what is the difference between installing inteldriver's rc release and
> installing an drivers-merged-back-xserver rc release?
> i think it would be good, if the xserver and drivers get merged and an
> linux-like process installed.
This leads to the question: Are you/they talking about merging the sources
and binaries, or just the sources? Remember, in linux, most drivers are
in the source distribution, but some are not. Will this still be possible
in the proposed new setup for the X server?
--Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu
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