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Re: Does DRI work?



On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 22:53:07 +0800, 
csj <csj@zapo.net> wrote in message 
<87smluimcs.wl@altair.localhost.invalid>:

> At Wed, 15 Oct 2003 14:21:37 +0200,
> Nicos Gollan wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > Everyone working on and packaging X has my deepest respect if
> > that helps. :-) However, that doesn't mean that I can recommend
> > it to anyone; it's such a convoluted thing. Some time back, I
> > was playing with the R200 DRI drivers and recompiled the whole
> > mess on a regular basis. It was always a tedious procedure,
> > including removing one line from a Wacom tablet driver that
> > made the compiler throw up for unknown reasons.
> 
> [...]
> 
> > Just thinking about hacking that monster in different parts
> > like xlibs, xserver etc. makes me shudder. Is there a "mental
> > state" of the X maintainers somewhere? :-P
> 
> I tend to compile every official Debian XF86 release (and some
> unofficial "experimental" ones as well).  I'm no hacker but I'm
> able to build almost every one of them.  So I don't think it's
> that "terrifying", at least as far as the apt-get'able Debian
> source packages are concerned.

..ok, I can do decent rpms the "rpmbuild -ta" way, never tried to build
X or DRI rpm's though, debs is as easy?  (Have Mach64 ugh cards.)

> Now if you're talking about building OpenOffice...

..<plugs-ears-n-ducks/>  ;-)

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...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
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  best case, worst case, and just in case.




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