Whence XKB stuff (or - where can I find EVERYTHING)

Kean Johnston kean at armory.com
Wed Jul 19 17:26:57 PDT 2006

> The homepage of xkeyboard-config is at
> http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software_2fXKeyboardConfig

The whole point of the question was that I wanted to avoid cvs.
I went to ftp.x.org/pub/X11R7.1/src/everything ... and downloaded
everything ... and got LESS than "everything". For example, no
fonts. No keyboard maps. Without doing an actual comparison of
a checkout from cvs, I have no way of knowing WHAT I am missing.
Its also dubious that even using cvs would get me "everything"
for 7.1. Will it? Or will I have to use git to get yet other

X.org has traditionally been very good about posting its sources
in ftp form. Seems the ball was dropped a little with the 7.1
release. So not only do I want to know where I can actually
get "everything" in ftp format, from an official x.org location,
but it should also be a heads-up to the release manager that
whatever process is being followed for releasing the source
tar balls on ftp.x.org is broken. For example, the entire
"data" directory is empty. Thats where at least one of the
missing pieces is. At least one other is in the "font"
directory where the software is there but none of the data files.

Right now, I could not build a full X11R7.1 tree from the
sources on ftp.x.org, which is a significant departure from the
way things were in the past, and I just wanted to bring that
to people's attention, if it is something that they think
should be cared about.

I would also appreciate a pointer to other bits that were
dropped from the modular X (like xterm) so I can figure out a
way to build something that is closer to what I would have
gotten from 6.9.


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