Xserver driver merging pros & cons

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Thu Sep 15 10:17:24 PDT 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:34:51 -0400, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:

> The number of ABI breaks is minimal (usually 1 per
> xserver) and those can usually be fixed within a day or so of the
> breakage.

We don't get ABI changes because they're nearly impossible to handle.

> I don't rebuild the xserver nearly as often as I rebuild
> the ddx so it would mean more work to keep up with the xserver changes
> on a regular basis.

On the plus side, we'd get a whole lot more coverage of new X server
betas before release...

keith.packard at intel.com
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