[SCM TRANSITION] Re: Proposal: move Randr protocol and library to git

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 11:00:05 PDT 2006

On 4/18/06, Donnie Berkholz <spyderous at gentoo.org> wrote:
> Egbert Eich wrote:
> > I think it is importand that we don't end up in a situation where we
> > have a number of different SCMs and someone who wants to get snapshots
> > of our code base needs to study where to get them from first.
> Just modify the checkout/update script (do we have one yet?). The git
> move adds a separate repository for each single component (each driver,
> each library, etc), so it's already going to become unrealistic to do a
> full checkout by hand.

I have to agree here.  Maybe I was just spoiled by the lack of change
in xorg over the years, but as someone who just wants to hack on a few
drivers, I've found the situation getting harder and harder.  I end up
spending more time getting my builds going and fixing missing
dependancies or my environment than I do actually writing new code or
fixing bugs.  I'm not familiar with most a lot of X beyond the what's
involved with the drivers, and perhaps that's part of the problem. 
However, as a part time developer, I don't have time to learn about
all the parts and keep up with the latest changes to trees and work on
the code that I actually enjoy.  I don't mind cvs, git is probably
fine.  I don't really care what SCM we use, but now I have to learn
git, fine, but it's just one more thing keeping me from getting work


> Thanks,
> Donnie

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