[Xorg] Next X.Org Foundation release plan

Jakub Piotr Cłapa loc at toya.net.pl
Fri Jul 9 11:52:43 PDT 2004

Eric Anholt wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 10:54, Kevin E Martin wrote:
>>On today's release wranglers call, the group discussed plans for having
>>the next X.Org Foundation release by August 25th.  The primary new
>>features planned for this release are three new extensions: Damage,
>>XFixes and Composite.
>>Some of the open questions are:
>>- What is the state of each of these extensions, and what additional
>>  work is needed to complete their integration into the CVS repository?
>>- What other functionality should be integrated before the release?
>>- Is the DRI support up-to-date or are there additional bug fixes that
>>  need to be applied to the tree?
>>- What other patches/bug fixes are needed?
>>- Other items and/or open questions?
> AFAIK the damage/fixes bits are ready to go, but we'll want to test them
> with Composite and all the damage/fixes-using programs that composite
> allows.  I've pushed "Doing Composite in xorg" up to the top of my TODO
> list so I should have something soon.
> We'll need to take a look at bugfixes to pull in from DRI/Mesa CVS.  DRI
> CVS has been destabilized somewhat by the TLS prep work that's happened,
> but supposedly all the known issues (except for the sparc asm dispatch,
> which can be just disabled) have been fixed.  I'll look into what needs
> to be brought in some time before release, but not in the next couple of
> weeks.  It would also be nice to get
> http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=709 fixed as I'm
> concerned about compatibility issues if it isn't.

And where is debrix in this picture?
It is quite important for distro vendors because of the xlibs 
separation. It would be cool to know how much time we have to split 
XFree86-devel (or X11-devel in this case) dependencies into lib*-devel.

Jakub Piotr Cłapa

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