Re: The solution to Mach64 problems on Lombard
Quoting Sven LUTHER <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 11:20:46AM +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > Sergio Brandano wrote:
> > >
> > > I am posting the solution to the above problem, in the hope that
> > > package maintainers will actually see this mail and will update the
> > > trees overnight.
> > Dream on. It's not Branden's fault that Ani can't seem to get the
> > modifications in his tree integrated into XFree86. Dan even tried to
> > them into the Debian packages a few months ago but gave up as they
> broke with
> > every new version. It's a pain that nobody can be expected to bear.
> The best bet is to have it integrated into the Xfree86 xf-4_0_2-branch
> possible, so Branden will have no choice but to accept them when the
> gets released.
It's always the same kind of problem, be it with the kernel or XFree86 or any
other big project of this kind.
If changes don't make it into the main tree, you end up chasing the right tree
with diffs of a couple of megs to the main tree and life is a nightmare for
users and package maintainers.
I wish I could use ac patches to test out the new functionalities, or the ati
tree from linuxvideo.org, but I can't... (well, I can, but not without spending
time hacking the sources to make it even compile)