Adding more features or more stability to the next X.orgrelease ? / was: Re: [Xorg] Next X.Org Foundation release plan

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
Tue Jul 13 11:44:07 PDT 2004

Alan Cox wrote:
> On Maw, 2004-07-13 at 03:22, Roland Mainz wrote:
> > BTW: This reminds me to say that nearly one third of the platforms which
> > should be supported by the Xorg tree in _theory_ do not work: For
> > example MacOSX and SCO do not build... and don't even ask about the
> > status of the AIX platform.
> x86-64 Linux is broken too

Uhm... I thought I fixed that few days ago... what's wrong now ?

... but Linux/SPARC, Linux/HPPA, OpenVMS are broken ... maybe the next
release should really focus on "... get existing things working on all
supported platforms... " ...

> - it looks for Motif for one app but having
> decided you have a motif of some kind hardassumes lib not lib64.
> Similarly unichrome was broken but these were all tiny trivial bug
> fixes.
> Are the bugs like AIX / MacOSX trivial things ?

MacOSX seems to have somewhere problems in OpenGL land, somehow it can't
find |strtok_r| (I can't belive that a _modern_ OS does not have
strok_r() ... but if it is really missing... I wrote the NSPR version
for Mozilla and can donate the same chunk of code to, too :) and
some other problems need to be fixed, too...
AIX status is "unknown", two months ago it didn't build but I do not
have regular access to an AIX box right now. I doubt anything has
changed since then because no checkin referenced "AIX" since then... ;-(

I bet more platforms are horked, but obtaining access to HP-UX, IRIX and
True64 machines is difficult... ;-((



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