some notes on how to make building Xorg modular from git easier

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Aug 22 10:33:10 PDT 2006

Kacper Wysocki wrote:
> Also, assumes that you want to build the various XCB modules
> unless USE_XCB=NO is set - however, xcb isn't present in git (as far
> as I can tell) and is certainly not pulled by git_xorg. I had to
> manually get xcb from tarballs, but only after
> being quite puzzled that it was expected, but not provided.

xcb went to git before xorg did - it's at
git:// - it should be added to git_xorg.

> Furthermore, xkbdata was completely missing, and I could but find it
> as a release tarball.

xkbdata has been replaced by xkbdesc, but xkbdesc is still in xlibs CVS.
It would be nice to get it moved to Xorg git one of these days.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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