X11R7.6 Release Candidate 1

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Nov 12 20:47:18 PST 2010

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Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> At this point, only some final bug fixes, documentation updates, and
> janitorial cleanups are expected between now and the final release of
> X11R7.6, including final releases of several modules for which release
> candidates are included in this set (including libX11 1.4.0 and
> xorg-docs 1.6.0).

I meant to note: among the known bugs being fixed is broken support for
cross-compiling in a number of the modules.   Fixes are in git, so are
available for testing.

It must be noted that none of the main X.Org developers seem to build
in cross-compiled environments ourselves, and no one who cares about
cross-compiling seems to be tracking git - the changes that introduced
these problems were committed in July, but it was not until the tarballs
were published 3 months later that we found out cross-compiling was broken.

If you are interested in making sure future software releases from X.Org
cross-compile out of the box, or build on a platform other than the ones
the core developers build on, it would be in your best interest to
occasionally compile the modules you use from git.  Even better would be
to set up a tinderbox client, so when a failure is introduced, it's brought
to our attention right away on http://tinderbox.freedesktop.org/ and in our
RSS feeds of errors from there.  http://wiki.x.org/wiki/Tinderbox has more
information on setting up a tinderbox for X.Org.

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	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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