Xserver driver merging pros & cons

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 14:17:31 PDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> 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...

True, but on the other hand, we'd probably get less testing against
random older X servers.


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