Re: X kills my powerbook
On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 11:08 +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 20:50 -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> > I'm beginning to think that it's better to just do a snapshot of the radeon
> > driver from HEAD. Ben's done a ton of fixes and I want to make sure I get
> > them all. Plus, if the 7.1 timeline is to be believed, we'll be getting
> > something similar as a real release soon enough. Thoughts from people more
> > involved with upstream than me?
> I'd basically agree, except that current driver HEADs will drag in EXA
> from xserver HEAD, at least. And if you pull EXA from xserver HEAD,
> you'll have to pull HEAD for all drivers that support EXA... The only
> consolation I can offer for this is that these incompatible EXA changes
> have been made precisely to avoid further incompatible changes in the
Also, as great as Ben's fixes are, they seem to have caused some
regressions of their own (e.g. with MergedFB), which is no surprise
given their broad scope. We may have to consider creating a stable
xf86-video-ati CVS branch. In the meantime, patch
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5916 might be a safe way to
address the most critical stability issues in xserver-xorg in sid.
In the long term, I hope we can stay on top of the modular releases in
sid and package CVS snapshots in experimental.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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