Minutes from X.Org Architecture Call for 30 August 2004
pma at anderson.fc.hp.com
Wed Sep 1 13:01:51 PDT 2004
I wanted to announce the results of the recent vote conducted
by the Architecture Board regarding the libXaw/libXp issue.
Since the issue has already been discussed at length on the
lists, I won't repeat the entire matter here. If you would
like more context on this, please consult the list archives
for xorg_arch at x.org and/or release-wranglers at freedesktop.org.
The options that were presented for this vote were:
(1) Ship the X11R6.7 version of libXaw in X11R6.8 and plan to come up
with an architecture that will allow Roland to do what he needs
to do in Xaw without requiring a dependence on libXp.
(2) Split functionality into a separate shared library. This is
not preferable to Roland.
(3) Bump major version of libXaw
(4) Ship Roland's completed work on libXaw, noting that it will depend
The votes that I received are as follows:
Keith Packard: Option (1): Ship X11R6.7 version of libXaw in X11R6.8
and work on an architecture that is more
Egbert Eich: Option (3): Major version number bump
Leon Shiman: Option (3): Major version number bump
Jim McQuillan: Option (3): Major version number bump
Stuart Kreitman: Option (3): Major version number bump
Alan Coopersmith: Option (3): Major version number bump
Jim Gettys: No vote received
This means that option #3 - bump the major version of libXaw -
received the most votes.
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