Fault reports and bug fixes and expectations

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Tue Jun 18 17:02:15 UTC 2019

Am 18.06.2019 18:33, schrieb Adam Jackson:
> On Mon, 2019-06-17 at 10:31 +0000, Wheatley, Martin R wrote:
>> If Oracle will only take the Xorg source rather (as opposed to fixing
>> it - or even discussing a fix with Xorg - and pushing the fix back to
>> Xorg) who and when will the issue be fixed so that I can put pressure
>> on Oracle to generate a patch from the new Xorg code thus improving
>> the reliability of my control room operation?
> The X.Org Foundation does not have development resources of its own.
> Individual and corporate contributors do work on the various
> components, but usually that work is prioritized by individual or
> corporate interest. (For example, my employer has very little interest
> in, say, xcalc, and neither do I, so I tend not to notice issues
> reported there.) As with many open source projects, patches carry more
> weight than bug reports. Changing to gitlab has (hopefully) made it
> significantly easier to submit drive-by fixes for issues like this.
> To this specific bug: ooh, you can fix this by deletion, my favorite
> kind of fix. I think this will resolve it:
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/xauth/merge_requests/1
> xauth looks like it has a few other minor fixes that have accumulated,
> I'll be happy to push out a new release once that MR is resolved. I'm
> not especially familiar with Solaris these days, but xauth itself has
> changed so little that I suspect you can build it from source without
> too much trouble, should you need to. If you need to get the fix
> through an authorized support channel, well, talk to them.
> - ajax

your errormsg is a bit confusing for me, would you mind to change "link"
to "rename" ? something like that ?


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