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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 02:40:57PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione@fabbione.net> [2004-06-18 09:02]:
> > * Should we regard X.Org or FreeDesktop.Org as our upstream source?
> Yes, I'd go with one of them.  Keith Packard is also in the NM queue
> and interested in helping out.
> > * Should we go our own way starting from the "sanitized" XFree86 CVS
> >   snapshot we've prepared?
> I think this would be a really bad idea.  I think it would be much
> better to try to get all of our patches integrated upstream, and I
> hear that the new upstream people (X.Org/FreeDesktop.Org) are much
> more interested in integrating porting patches than XFree86 was.
> Since Keith Packard is also on our lists, I hope that he'll help with
> forwarding patches upstream and getting them integrated.

Anyone can forward patches upstream. There are a reasonable amount of
people who can integrate them. Once libX11 is merged with the monolithic
tree[0], I'm going to be throwing the xlibs tree open to features again,
including patch merges from the major vendors as a priority.

[0]: Changes made since it was branched off the monolithic tree back in
     November or something and X11R6.7.

Daniel Stone                                                <daniels@debian.org>
Debian: the universal operating system                     http://www.debian.org

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