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Re: Future direction of Debian XFree86 packaging (was: 4.3.0 progress / desire to help)



On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 04:14:27PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 12:04:22AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > I don't want to merge something that turns out to be a complete useless
> > lemon.
> 
> It will not, because i can then build a driver only package directly out
> of the X CVS trunk drivers module without needing a full X build and 4
> Go of disk space i don't have. This would make it easier for our user to
> upgrade their driver for new cards without needing a fully new X server
> package which may or may not come in acceptable time. I had the
> intention of uploading and maintaining such a debian package, but
> without the SDK it requires the full source tree.

It may work, but it may not; that's what I'm saying. As you've said, the
SDK has quite a few problems. I really want to give it a spin myself;
failing that, I suppose I'll just have to merge it and see how it goes.

> Also, my intention is to ensure that the upstream cvs tree can always be
> built with this 4.3.0 SDK, at least upto the time of the 4.4.0 release.
> 
> So, no, it would not be useless, i would even have such a package
> already if there was SDK already, and i was only waiting for the 4.3.0-1
> release, which i had the impression from our last exchange, was going to
> happen any time now.

If it didn't work, it'd be useless. That's what I'm saying, and I don't
intend to have anything useless kicking around in my XFree86 packages.

> > If you want to backport the fixes to xf-4.3-branch, I'll look at it
> > then.
> 
> Yes, do you want me to commit it to the 4.3.0 bugfix branch, or would
> you also accept a plain patch for now ?

Either is fine.

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Daniel Stone 	     <daniel@raging.dropbear.id.au>             <dstone@kde.org>
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