Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)

Reece Dunn msclrhd at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 12 03:44:59 PDT 2008

2008/6/12 Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:31:20AM +0100, Reece Dunn wrote:
>> 2008/6/12 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>:
>> > 2008/6/12 Jeremy Huddleston <jeremyhu at freedesktop.org>:
>> >> Good, centralized developer documentation is greatly appreciated.
>> >
>> > Speaking of which, if you have any ideas how to better interlink and combine:
>> > - http://dri.freedesktop.org/
>> > - http://xorg.freedesktop.org/
>> > - http://mesa3d.org/
>> >
>> > ...please don't hesitate updating the wikis. Both DRI and X.Org wikis
>> > would benefit if someone would have time to rethink the front page
>> > organization by grouping links under different titles and learning
>> > moinmoin tables / colouring to bring some more clarity there. Both
>> > wikis currently look like the typical wikis, ie. just braindump of
>> > links with no thinking about the structure. And yes, I can do
>> > something about those myself one day, but anyway there's lots of stuff
>> > around to make more beautiful and therefore more accessible.
>> I'd be happy to help, but don't currently have edit rights for the wiki pages.
> If you're logged in, you should be able to edit pretty much every page
> except for FrontPage.  If you send me your wiki username, you'll also be
> able to edit FrontPage.

I don't currently have a wiki or git account for freedesktop.org.

>> On the development side, it would be useful to have more of an idea of
>> what projects are going on, what is planned and where new developers
>> can join in. I would like to help (if I can), but only have limited
>> knowledge/experience of building X, and don't know where to start. I
>> know that Kristian Hogsberg (sorry if I got the spelling wrong) has a
>> good entry on building a minimal X server, but can't remember where it
>> is.
> Høgsberg, and you're probably thinking of this:
> http://hoegsberg.blogspot.com/2008/02/building-and-installing-drmdrix-stack.html

Thanks. Yes, that is the one I'm thinking of.

> If you create a skeleton input section, I'm sure one or both of myself
> and Peter will bosh it into some kind of shape.

Input section? Do you mean describing the X input protocol, or are you
talking about something else?

>> For people who find git daunting, there could be links to things like
>> the everyday git tutorial.
> Indeed.
> Thanks for taking on this -- pretty much everything you've said is true,
> just that no-one's got around to doing it.

No problem.

- Reece

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