Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)

Peter Hutterer peter at cs.unisa.edu.au
Thu Jun 12 15:29:20 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 08:33:40PM +0200, Simon Thum wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:31:22AM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 12:37 +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:07:58AM +0200, Simon Thum wrote:
> >>>> Adam Jackson wrote:
> >>>>> xserver 1.5 is coming together pretty well.  I'd like to do another pass
> >>>>> through the bug list and knock out anything that looks super terrifying
> >>>>> and/or trivial.  I could totally use help here!
> >>>> I'd like to suggest bug#9156 (0050165a67bb462e0bf644a11644ad9d587c62bb). 
> >>>> It's a one-liner and yields significant improvements for mouse 
> >>>> useablilty. (I don't have edit or commit rights)
> >>> ACK.
> >> Not convinced.  Peter seems to think it's an ABI change, which is
> >> something I'd like to avoid at this stage.  Peter, any thoughts?
> > 
> > Technically, yes, it is.  OTOH, show me a driver this affects and I'll
> > prepend a shiny new N to my ACK.
> API/ABI technicalities aside, it may be worth noting that a driver 
> relying on those fields would probably have introcuded problems for 
> parallel useage with other drivers (in pre-hotplug servers at least).
> Plus there is no reason I could come up with to do so.

As said, technically it's an ABI change but that's being anal. Simon claims no
driver is affected, Daniel is happy with it, and it has significant
improvements. I'm willing to ACK it.


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