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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 10:28:20AM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> Many other people have joined in to help efforts in this tree.  A few
> have started exploring how to build the XFree86-based modular driver
> architecture within the X server, including replacing the custom ELF/COFF 
> loader with dlopen.  That work is now actually making progress; things 
> seem to be coming together and you can run that server with at least two 
> of the drivers.

This was debrix, as I mentioned before - Adam Jackson helped with the
loader stuff, but it's all been blocking on me, mostly. Which kind of
sucks. Packaging gets done when I'm not working upstream, and vice
versa. I'm stuck in the middle of dragging over DRI right now.

> So, the big question is how to get everyone back into a single tree.  
> Ideally, Egbert would let us just ditch the imake build system and move 
> X.Org to autotools in one big jump; we have almost all of the build 
> infrastructure ready and waiting in my 'research' trees.  
> Alternatively, we would slowly modify the X.Org tree imake build
> infrastructure so that we could lay a modular autotools build system
> alongside and build either way.  That's the current plan, but no-one has
> gotten started doing the work; I was going to look into it, but I really 
> have other things I think I should be working on instead.

I'm honestly not sure how well that would work in practice, given the
complex interdependencies.

Daniel Stone                                                <daniels@debian.org>
Debian: the universal operating system                     http://www.debian.org

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