Hi everyone, I've looked into Maintainer/Uploaders of packages matching xserver-xorg-* and xf86-*, and tried to gather everyone. (I also added some Ubuntu folks, for good measure.) While preparing the xorg-server 1.7 → 1.9 switch, the dependency handling between the server and the drivers got changed. AFAICT we've got decent dependencies now, meaning the drivers provide a feature (xorg-driver-input or xorg-driver-video), with no ABI mentioned there. They also depend on the server ABI they were built against. Documentation is available online: http://pkg-xorg.alioth.debian.org/reference/dependencies.html It includes: explanations of upstream- and Debian-side ABI handling; dependencies between packages; debian/control and debian/rules examples. Let me quote the (upcoming) last part: | ## Staying tuned | | Staying informed of driver-related changes can be a bit difficult in | the following cases: | | * If one maintains a single driver within the X Strike Force, one | might not notice the few mails about drivers in the heavy mail flow | on debian-x@. | | * If one maintains a driver outside the X Strike Force, one is | probably not subscribed to the mailing list at all. | | For those reasons, a mail alias is being set up to gather all | maintainers interested in receiving driver-related mails. If you're interested in being added to this alias, please let me know in a private mail. I posted a “Status of the drivers” mail to debian-x@ yesterday: http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2011/02/msg00243.html Basically, for the upcoming weeks/months: - 1.9 goes to sid. - 1.10 goes to experimental. If you have stuff you'd like to see mentioned in the “Debian XSF News” (which appears on Planet Debian), please let me know. Along with other X-related stuff, news appear on: http://blog.ikibiki.org/tags/xorg/ Thanks for your attention. KiBi.
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