Xserver driver merging pros & cons

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Thu Sep 15 16:18:19 PDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 01:30:02PM -0700, Chase Douglas wrote:
> Personally, I would prefer a monolithic tree with separate branches for
> backporting driver changes to older server versions. I would also prefer
> each driver having a stated policy of how many back revisions of servers
> are supported by upstream X.org. This would allow the distros to stay on
> a given server branch, still receive upstream driver updates, and ensure
> there is an understanding of the level of support for each individual
> driver. Also, it would keep each branch clean of the server abi #ifdefs
> and whatnot, including in back server branches.

This is the approach I'd prefer too. Regardless of who does the work
needed for backporting, X.Org/fd.o should host the results, and using
the server's stable branches as the common location for those backports
makes sense to me.

Just wanted to throw my vote into the ring...

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