[Xorg] RE: [GATOS]Getting GATOS branch created on Xorg
shawn.starr at rogers.com
Thu Aug 26 16:32:47 PDT 2004
But we still need a branch in Xorg to start with ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lourens Veen [mailto:lourens at rainbowdesert.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 18:32
> To: Shawn Starr; volodya at mindspring.com;
> gatos-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Cc: xorg at freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: [GATOS]Getting GATOS branch created on Xorg
> On Fri 20 August 2004 03:54, Shawn Starr wrote:
> > It would be best to discuss this so that it gets more visibility.
> > What does everyone think?
> > Shawn.
> > On Tue, 17 Aug 2004, Shawn Starr wrote:
> > > Where would the latest code base be available? Would you
> want write
> > > access
> > to
> > > CVS? Its possible you'd get a branch for GATOS and then when its
> > > stablized within Xorg be merged into -HEAD.
> > Good question. The thing is I had very little time for development
> > lately so perhaps this is best asked of other GATOS developers.
> > So, I think it would make sense to put this question to the mailing
> > list - it might be better for everyone if GATOS development
> > to X.Org CVS, at least as far as driver work is concerned.
> > What is your opinion ?
> I don't think my opinion should carry much weight, given my newness
> to Gatos, but you asked for an opinion, so you get one :-).
> I think this is a good first step on the road to merging Gatos back
> into Xorg. The whole idea for Gatos was to develop TV-in support
> separately from XFree86, and then fold it back into XFree86 when it
> was ready. Unfortunately this last thing never happened, because of
> the closed development model of XFree86. Now that we have Xorg, we
> have an actual chance of eventually merging Gatos back in.
> What this project needs is more users to test and give feedback, and
> more developers to write code and fix bugs (and more docs from ATI<
> but well...). Merging it back into Xorg eventually can give us that
> extra exposure and move the project forward faster.
> So, as a first step towards that goal, switching to Xorg CVS may be
> a good idea. It might also be a bit more reliable :-). Personally,
> I'd be happy to send my patches to a list for someone else to
> commit. I don't feel at home enough to be checking things in
> without outside review anyway.
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