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Re: report on iMacDV/iBook SE (was Re: Installing Debian on an Imac DV)

Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 03:43:43PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > Hadess wrote:
> >
> > > > > What do the Debian XFree packages include ?
> > > >
> > > > XFree86 CVS from sometime after 4.0.1c + PPC patches from Ani Joshi's
> > > > rsync tree.
> > >
> > > Good enough for DRI ?
> >
> > No. To be exact, the 2D driver should be good, but you need the libGL
> > stuff from DRI. I guess I'll put all that in a seperate tarball for my
> > next test binaries.
> >
> > Hint for the X packagers: the DRI stuff should be really easy to integrate
> > now. Just a few things down xc/lib/GL/mesa and in the r128 2D driver
> > directory have changed. But I don't know if there's already a plan how to
> > package the DRI stuff?
> I'm sorry, I need some more specific instructions than this.
> * XFree86 periodically takes snapshots of the Mesa CVS tree for inclusion
>   in the XFree86 sources (xc/extras/Mesa)
> * I periodically generate packages from XFree86 CVS (if they build and work
>   on my boxen)
> Given those facts, what would you like me to do, specifically?  It seems
> too complicated to me to track Mesa sources in my XFree86 packages
> independently of what XFree86 itself is doing.

Of course. I was just wondering if and how the DRI stuff is currently
integrated in your packages. I see the *_dri.so modules are in the
xserver-xfree86 package - they are useless without libGL though, so wouldn't
they rather belong there?

And I was wondering if it would be appropriate to include the changes from my
PPC DRI branch into your packages so that we have working DRI in the powerpc
packages now. May be better to wait until it finds its way into the XFree86
CVS though...


Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)  \  CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \   member of XFree86 and The DRI Project

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