X.Org modules which could use some help to release

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Mon Jul 15 01:34:20 UTC 2019

As you may have noticed, I've been working through the various modules to make
releases of those with significant enough change to justify a release (i.e.
more than just the autogen.sh cleanups & gitlab README/configure.ac updates).

There's some modules which have more than enough change that I've left for
now for other reasons, which others could help with:

  - Does anyone actually use this?  I think the code to read the files is
    in Xlib, but do packagers ship this to build the files?

  - Needs someone to evaluate:
    patches in https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/twm/issues

  - Needs someone to evaluate:

  - Needs someone to evaluate:
    patch in https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/xkbutils/issues/1

  - Needs someone to evaluate:

  - Are we shipping this as an X.Org project now despite the GPL license?
  - Previous releases are on yoctoproject.org, not xorg.freedesktop.org -
    do we care about that?

  - I didn't even know this existed until seeing it in gitlab, but it's
    apparently another GPL project we inherited from openedhand.
    It looks like it's been abandoned since 2007 - does anyone use it
    or should it just be archived now?

  - I pushed the fixes to show peer process info on Linux & Solaris.
    Does anyone want to provide support for any other platforms before we
    ship this?  See:

  - This appears to be test code, never released as a tarball, but might
    still be useful for debugging, so I don't think it should be archived.

  - Needs a FreeBSD person to figure out the correct patch to apply for:

  - Needs someone to evaluate:

These I left because I believe they have maintainers to handle their releases
(or to decide whether it's time for a release or not):
  - app/intel-gpu-tools
  - app/xinput
  - driver/xf86-input-joystick
  - driver/xf86-input-vmmouse
  - driver/xf86-video-amdgpu
  - driver/xf86-video-ati
  - driver/xf86-video-cirrus
  - driver/xf86-video-fbdev
  - driver/xf86-video-freedreno
  - driver/xf86-video-geode
  - driver/xf86-video-glint
  - driver/xf86-video-intel
  - driver/xf86-video-mach64
  - driver/xf86-video-omap
  - driver/xf86-video-qxl
  - driver/xf86-video-rendition
  - driver/xf86-video-s3
  - driver/xf86-video-savage
  - driver/xf86-video-sis
  - driver/xf86-video-trident
  - driver/xf86-video-v4l
  - driver/xf86-video-vesa
  - driver/xf86-video-vmware
  - driver/xf86-video-wsfb
  - lib/libAppleWM
  - lib/libxrandrutils
  - lib/libXt
  - test/rendercheck (besides, I don't know how to make meson-only releases)

These I skipped because we don't package them in Solaris and I don't know if
anyone else still uses them or they should just be archived now:
  - app/beforelight
  - app/fdclock
  - app/mdm
  - app/rstart
  - app/scripts
  - app/xf86dga
  - app/xfwp
  - app/xvidtune
  - app/xcb-demo
  - driver/xf86-video-ark
  - driver/xf86-video-armsoc
  - driver/xf86-video-impact
  - driver/xf86-video-newport
  - driver/xf86-video-nested  (has never had a release?)
  - driver/xf86-video-tga
  - driver/xf86-video-tseng
  - driver/xf86-video-xgi
  - driver/xf86-video-xgixp
  - lib/libWindowsWM
  - lib/libXTrap
  - util/gccmakedep
  - util/install-check

(Of those, only xfwpm, xvidtune, & elographics have an entry on
 release-monitoring.org, which is one sign of use in distros,
 but not definitive.)

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

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