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

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Feb 5 14:17:03 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 03:27:34PM -0200, Paulo César Pereira de Andrade wrote:
> >> 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.

Or they have switched without noticing. the kernel provides a number of
drivers and these devices will be picked up by evdev.

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

Because it's there we have to maintain it even if we don't have evidence that
anyone uses it?

>   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).

Having an API/ABI break every few months that requires a few LOC change and
can fairly easily be #ifdef'd around every is too fast? 
Maybe that vendor should look at open-sourcing the driver then.

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