cvs commit: ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard Makefile ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard/files patch-at_scancode.c patch-bsd_kbd.c

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Fri Oct 26 03:05:03 PDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 11:22:22AM +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
>P.S.  I'm starting to get a bit frustrated about the whole 7.x
>thing.  With every release of it, something gets broken, and nothing
>gets fixed.

I'll second that.  IMO, 7.3 is a regression on 7.2 in both reliability
and functionality.  The underlying problem seems to be that are
no longer doing any integration testing:  They produce several hundred
software packages but don't bother confirming that they actually work.

My breakage list is:
- 7.x introduced a whole pile of hard-wired modelines which can't be
  disabled without patching the source code.
- xdm default directory was broken (later fixed)
- Files installed into /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm broken (maybe fixed by above)
- /usr/local/{share/examples,lib/X11}/xdm/Xresources was unparsable due
  to a block of missing lines
- VTY/X11 switching on my ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M is dodgier (the display is
  corrupted more frequently)
- system clock gets screwed up (it can lose several seconds during a VTY/X11
- DPMS display off/on can corrupt display
- The Xserver seems to call abort() when it should call exit()

So far, I haven't found anything that is actually an improvement over 7.2.

As a computing professional, I believe it would be unethical for me to
advise, recommend, or support the use (save possibly for personal
amusement) of any product that is or depends on any Microsoft product.
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