[RFC XI 2.1] current issues

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Dec 9 08:00:59 PST 2010

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 09:19:18AM -0800, Chase Douglas wrote:
> On 12/07/2010 05:48 PM, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > there's been a tremendous amount of work done on the build scripts to get
> > xorg from master up and running. that, and git master is actually quite
> > usable these days, I haven't seen any real showstoppers for ages. the
> > situation has really improved.
> There's three main concerns I have. The first is that usability of
> master really depends on when you start working. I started working after
> a video driver ABI bump but before any drivers were updated, so I
> couldn't run X server master at all. We're past the merge window though,
> so this probably isn't a big deal anymore.
> Next, we want to encourage people to try out the X work, especially
> developers who will use the new features. We need all the bug reports
> and suggestions we can get at this stage, and providing a low barrier
> for entry is key.
> Lastly, and this is partly of our own doing, I think there's a patch or
> two that add Ubuntu-specific options to X that are required to have it
> work in Ubuntu. I am hoping this will be less of an issue now that we
> have two full-time Ubuntu X maintainers who can work to decrease the
> patch delta, but I believe this was the second show stopper I faced when
> trying to use X master source a few months ago.
> For the above reasons, mostly the second, I'll continue to maintain the
> PPA for people to use. We need it internally for our other developers to
> work on the gesture stack anyways.

Indeed! Please do - I wasn't trying to suggest otherwise. :) But if
build.sh is broken, then that really really needs to be fixed.

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