Stable branch reformatting issues

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Fri Mar 23 00:24:17 PDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 06:58:59PM -0700, Chase Douglas wrote:
> I think that's a bit overkill. If we are going to reformat the 1.11 and
> earlier branches, then we might as well leave it at that and let the
> downstreams worry about it. Or, actually have someone maintain a
> pre-formatted branch. However, adding another level of stable branches
> (and releases?) that differ from the main stable branches could get very
> confusing.

Fwiw, once Ubuntu 12.04 is out, it's probably unlikely we'd be doing
much beyond security fixes for earlier xservers, so the odd patch
needing a reformat is not going to be a big deal.  If it helps upstream
to reformat their stable series, we can cope with deformatting on our

Granted, this issue will apply for Precise's 1.11 xserver, which I do
hope we can continue to pull fixes into more actively.  However I
suspect most of the changes we'll see will be on the input side, which
is 1.12.  (I'm presuming we'll reformat the input patches we're carrying
to match upstream?)


More information about the xorg-devel mailing list