Dual-head config broke with update to 1.4.2
florian at mickler.org
Sun Feb 21 04:11:22 PST 2010
On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 12:26:18 +0100
Florian Mickler <florian at mickler.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:12:56 +0100
> Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> > This depends on your ability to understand the code.
> > Although i was the maintainer of the mga_vid driver
> > (a specialized video overlay driver for matrox cards),
> > i was not able to fix the many bugs in the mga driver of xorg.
> > The code was so convoluted that i couldnt even figure out how
> > it could be working in the first place. Hence i gave up on it.
> > IMHO xorg (and many other projects) reached a state of
> > code complexity that makes it very difficult for newcomers
> > to enter. You've to invest huge amounts of time to even get
> > an overview how the code works. Making it nearly impossible
> > to enter for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time which
> > he can freely spend on coding.
> > Attila Kinali
> Yeah. I looked at it myself... One problem I faced was that one needs
> to understand the xserver<->driver interface before being able to do
> anything. To do this, there should be (and probably is?) a
> documentation about the xserver inner workings...
found it: http://www.x.org/wiki/Development , nice.
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