[SCM TRANSITION] Re: Proposal: move Randr protocol and library to git
eich at suse.de
Tue Apr 18 23:53:27 PDT 2006
Alex Deucher writes:
> 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
And that should not be the case.
I've noticed also that the amount of overhead is growing - and I would
like to keep the lid on things.
> 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
This is exactly my point. I would like to make the transition process
as painless for everyone so that those who don't work on this code base
full time still have a chance to keep up.
Having to readjust from time to time is probably not so bad - after
all the changes should also provide some benefit and make life easier.
This is true if the changes take place in a coordinated and predicatble
However keeping the infrastructure in a constant flux will only
increase overhead required for 'administrative things' for everybody.
Would be nice if we could avoid this.
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