what the plan with the new X11 setup?
eta at lclark.edu
Mon Dec 22 00:13:27 PST 2003
On Sun, 2003-12-21 at 18:17, Richard Coleman wrote:
> I see that there are new ports containing versions of the X code from
> freedesktop.org. What's the plan with the transition of the main X
> ports? Is everything moving to depend on these new versions of X?
In the near future, yes. I expect to make the cutover either when
XFree86 4.4.0 hits, or a bit earlier. It'll depend on how soon we can
get important things fixed, how many people are using freedesktop.org
bits for testing, and how soon we can get XFree86-4-libraries and the
servers beaten into shape to live with the new ports. Plus, of course,
there are also the bento run(s) necessary to minimize any breakage.
It'll also depend on whether enough people are stepping forward to
maintain the source in fd.o CVS. As far as other distributions, from
what I understand NetBSD's pkgsrc is being moved towards these packages
and one of their committers is working in fd.o cvs, gentoo has them in
portage, and debian should have packages once DanielS has some
time+motivation. I expect the process to only speed up. More help is
always appreciated, of course.
I've updated my little status doc,
The ports left to commit are all new extensions that aren't being used
by anything yet (as XFree86 doesn't support them, and there doesn't
appear to be any motivation by XFree86 developers to do so). I'd like
to see those two "not ported" ones finished. I've started on Xt, but
got stuck on automake issues as usual. We need someone with clue about
locales to take a look at the nls branch of libX11 to see what state
it's in and if the additions on that branch are sufficient to match
XFree86's libX11. Testing on non-x86 architectures is also needed, of
Oh, and I will love anyone who gets the Xvesa xserver ported to FreeBSD
Eric Anholt eta at lclark.edu
http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/ anholt at FreeBSD.org
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