Fwd: [Bug 105287] X server requires "randrproto >= 1.6.0", but git head of randrproto is still at 1.5.0

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Wed Feb 28 21:40:43 UTC 2018

On 02/28/18 01:37 PM, Keith Packard wrote:
> Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> writes:
>> Xserver depending on specific version of xorgproto (which provides now all
>> these headers), instead of there being separate pgkconfig file & check for each
>> of the headers, would IMHO make this transition a lot clearer to everybody who
>> doesn't follow X mailing lists.
> I suggested this to Adam, but neither of us has acted on it. We'll still
> need to ship the old .pc files for a while so that existing software
> will continue to compile, but I agree that having an xorgproto version
> that software can depend on will help with this transition.

We've had two bugs filed this morning that xserver git is broken because
it depends on a non-existent randrproto, so while the other 20-something
protos would be nice, putting a "You need to use xorgproto git instead"
notice in randrproto/configure.ac is going to save multiple people multiple

	-Alan Coopersmith-               alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - https://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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