[Xorg] Current blocker bug list

Kevin E Martin kem at freedesktop.org
Wed Aug 11 22:17:27 PDT 2004

In order to get wider exposure to the current list of blocker bugs, I
have put together a list of them along with a comment on each (below).
I will keep this list updated and will post it and the bug stats each

We would like to ask your help with the following:

1. Please help us track down solutions for the current blocker bugs
   listed below.
2. If there are other bugs that should be considered blockers, please
   add them to bugzilla so that we can track them.

FYI, the main blocker bug is #351:

Current blocker bugs: 14
     Fixed yesterday: 10
     Added yesterday:  7

Current list of blocker bugs:
* Bug #337: Remove trademarked Gumby images
  - Keith Packard said he would do this
  - He found another sprite that would be sufficient

* Bug #594: X crash with invalid file in gv
  - fb needs to range check arguments to CreatePixmap
  - What about other areas of the server?

* Bug 770: Hangs with Chromium
  - Eric Anholt is looking into this one

* Bug #855: xterm displays DEL but it should instead ignore it
  - Keith Packard said he would talk with Thomas E. Dickey about using 
    his upstream xterm in this X.Org release

* Bug #922: Radeon Render acceleration problems
  - Recent patches purport to fix this problem and have been checked in
  - More testing is needed

* Bug #964: X.Org Xprt starts to consume 100% when being idle
  - Roland Mainz suggests reverting behavior back to X11R6.6 version
  - Review needed by Matthieu Herrb who made the post-R6.6 change

* Bug #991: Composite exposes extra visuals
  - Keith Packard is working on a solution
  - He said he would check in a patch to disable the extra visuals in
    the connection block ASAP so that testing can proceed

* Bug #993: Build failure with #define BuildXevie NO
  - This problem has been fixed, but it raised another issues that has
    been discussed on the mailing list before: Should Xevie be included
    in Xext or should it be in a separate library by itself?
  - Answer from 11 Aug 04 release wranglers call is yes
  - Stuart Kreitman is working on making Xevie a separate library

* Bug #999: Release notes for next release
  - Need someone to start documenting changes for release notes

* Bug 1024: Japanese ctext conversion bug
  - Patch available, just needs review

* Bug 1029: Hard failure if socket directories cannot be chowned to root
  - This solution breaks on systems that do not have setuid
  - xfs uses xtrans also and since it is not setuid root, it cannot
    chown to root and bails
  - Proposed solutions:
    1. Create a helper program that is setuid root to create dir, or
    2. Revert the change back to X11R6.7 version

* Bug 1032: Damage causes rootless XDarwin to crash
  - Several backtraces suggest this is caused by damage
  - Possible wrapper ordering issue
  - Needs further investigation

* Bug 1042: File INSTALL breaks make install on cygwin
  - Suggested fix available

* Bug 1051: Mesa/DRI drivers need updating
  - Eric Anholt said that he would handle the merge after finishing his
    current work

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