xorg/driver/xf86-input-jamstudio: [PATCH] Janitor: make distcheck, .gitignore.

Paulo César Pereira de Andrade pcpa at mandriva.com.br
Thu Feb 5 09:27:34 PST 2009

Tiago Vignatti wrote:

>>>   The "gratuitous" move of the lines
>>> is to better match the pattern used in video drivers.
>>>   But maybe it would be better to either actually
>>> try to use a solution that makes use of the "pattern"
>>> @DRIVER_NAME at _foo = bar
>>> and use a single Makefile.am for all drivers, like
>>> it would be a good idea to have a single autogen.sh
>>> for all modules.
>> looking at the git log, jamstudio is dead and I'd rather bury it than
>> put
>> janitor patches in. It makes it look like the driver actually matters.
> we cannot simply put these dead drivers/libs/etc in some cgit limbo
> directory well hidden from the mortal humans? Just to organize a little
> bit the things.

  I wonder if anybody has tested these drivers for a long time.
Still they are packaged and distributed by most distros. So, either
they are working, or people that use this hardware is stuck with some
old distro or custom setup.

  But while the repositories exist, the minimum that could be done
is to have it consistent, and buildable.

  Well, and "new hardware" apparently is having a tough time to
keep track of the speed input api/abi changes :-) (But this is
talking about one vendor only, and it's binary drivers still
only for X Server 1.4).


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