[PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 26 18:31:57 PDT 2012

On 2012-03-26 18:13, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> These need to die.  This removes 30K lines of code from xorg-server.
 > It must be good!
> Most functionality of these servers can be provide by Xorg with either
 > the nested or dummy video driver.  If someone really misses
> functionality, we should fix that   deficiency in hw/xfree86,
 > xf86-video-dummy, or xf86-video-nested.  Also, there's nothing
 > stopping anyone from using older server versions if they still need
 > these DDXs.
> Ok, you may now commence with the flinging of FUD.

As a non-Xorg DDX maintainer, several quick questions that jump to mind:

1. Will Xorg even work on Cygwin/MinGW?  (I would ask the same of OS X, 
but as the Xquartz maintainer I suppose you know what you are doing.) 
Even if it does, I see already it would take some serious patching to 
build due to the module-based architecture, which I would be willing to 
work on.

2. XWin must still provide the /usr/bin/X symlink on Cygwin/MinGW.

3. We would definitely need the wrapper scripts mentioned by Alan to 
replace the removed DDXs.


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