[Xorg] Next X.Org Foundation release plan

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Wed Jul 14 16:39:59 PDT 2004

Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> 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?
> I sent a patch to remove legacy keyboard support in favour of the new, 
> modularized kbd keyboard driver.  Egbert suggested that the way to go 
> with this was to deprecate the legacy driver and not compile it by 
> default for a while.  After that the legacy driver could hopefully be 
> removed.  Would it be appropriate to take this firste step with the next 
> release?  The release after that could then remove the legacy driver.

Another point: when we move to debrix, with everything modularized, it 
would be nice to be able to factor out the input drivers completely. 
The new driver allows this, but the old driver is tangled up with and 
hardcoded into the initialization sequence and can not be separated from 
the core server.

I think it would make good sense if we could drop the legacy driver when 
the modular release goes out. Until then, here's a patch to disable 
building the legacy driver by default, and print a big fat warning in 
the case that somebody does anyway.

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