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Re: X Strike Force X.Org X11 SVN commit: r19 - trunk/debian



On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 18:20:21 +1100, Daniel Stone <daniel@fooishbar.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 05:11:08PM +0100, Jonas Gall wrote:
> > XOrg and the Xprint tree are identical since a while. So why is Xprint
> > not build as part of the Debian XOrg tree?
> 
> In general, the principle of modularisation is a sound one.  I'm not
> entirely convinced that I agree with it here (due to Xprint's
> development status and roadmap),
Can you list some points here or is that just some smoke again?

> but in general, splitting stuff out is good.
Not if this damages interoperability.

> 
> Think about it: every time someone makes a minor change to the Radeon
> driver, people have to download all the fonts and documentation again.
What has this issue to do with loadable driver modules? Nothing.

>
> > The separation calls for
> > trouble as the functionality of the Xprt server will be integrated
> > into the Xorg server and the print modules become loadable  server
> > modules.
> 
> Eventually.  Maybe.
The patches are available. They just need to be put into the XOrg CVS
and the work is done.
>
> If it does, it is very far in the future.
Who claims that this is far in the future? The patches are available
*now* and they are *working*.

Jonas
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