[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.19.2

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 22:31:31 UTC 2017

On 3 March 2017 at 16:50, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-03-02 at 18:13 -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> A collection of stability fixes here across glamor, Xwayland, input,
>> and Prime support. Also a security fix for CVE-2017-2624, a timing
>> attack which can brute-force MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE authentication. Everybody
>> is encouraged to upgrade. Thanks to all who contributed fixes!
> As several people have noticed, this tarballs is missing some of
> the standard buildsystem bits, such that you need to run autoreconf
> before ./configure. This is partly my fault for driving the release
> script incorrectly, and mostly autotools' fault for being sheer
> garbage. (Seriously, dear gnu project, please sunset autotools. It is a
> net loss to humanity at this point.)
> Once I beat the release tools into submission I'll upload 1.19.3 with
> otherwise the same content. Sorry for the mess.
Ftr the issue wasn't about autotools or the release tools. There's
hacks and workarounds in xorg-server which should really be sorted.
If's fine that If you don't have the patience/time/knowledge to fix
them but for once autotools isn't the one to blame here ;-)


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