X server 1.9 release thoughts

Stephane Marchesin stephane.marchesin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 20:50:28 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 20:44, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 05:02:20PM -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > On the flip side, unless we have a decent set of video and input
> > drivers included in the server, building and testing a new one will
> > always be a bit painful.
> Sure, but on the flip-flip side, and it's hard to say this without
> slighting anyone here, but will the drivers actually be stable enough to
> ensure that? If I fix a bug in evdev and ask someone to go test current
> xserver master, hopefully they're not going to come back and say 'I've
> got an 855 so my display doesn't work, do you have a patch against an
> older server?'.  To be honest, I'm not sure our regression testing is
> yet good enough for this.

Indeed, it seems to me that video drivers are different enough that
they can be kept separate for now. Also note that the EXA and Randr
have stabilized (those were the most intrusive changes recently), and
most of the interface changes are done now. Merging would bring little
gain then.


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