xorg-server 1.7.7

Anonymous swell.k at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 20:44:59 UTC 2010


Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 12:24:44PM -0700, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Sun, 14 Nov 2010, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> 
>> > on 14/11/2010 18:18 Warren Block said the following:
>> >> On Sat, 13 Nov 2010, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> I agree, but I am not sure how in the ports land we do an application testing in
>> >>> general.  That is, I am sure there will be a lot of testers if the port update
>> >>> is actually committed :-) but I am not sure how to test it in advance (given all
>> >>> the possible hardware and software configurations).
>> >>
>> >> Why not just create a new xorg-server177 or xorg-server-devel port as has been
>> >> done with other ports?
>> >
>> > Would it be really worth it?
>> > 1.7.7 is just couple of minor releases ahead of what we have now and the latest
>> > _release_ is 1.9.2.
>> > So, xorg-server-devel for 1.9.2 - that would make sense for my taste.
>> > xorg-server-devel for 1.7.7 - just an overcautiousness and, IMO, a waste of
>> > resources.
>> 
>> It would depend on how compatible the newer server is with the existing 
>> xorg ports.  But sure, go with the newest one that still works.
>> 
>> If these ports are too shaky for normal users, they wouldn't even have 
>> to go in the tree.  Put them on a web page somewhere.  But this would 
>> ast least allow a wider range of testing.
>
> Does the xorg porting team have a repo somewhere for port work, ala area51
> for KDE4? If not, would setting one up be of interest to people here? That 
> probably be a service we could easily provide, since we are particularly
> attached to having a working Xorg ;)

It has one

  http://wiki.freebsd.org/ModularXorg/7.5

Not sure about previous major updates. With history scattered across
several development repos[*] it can be quite hard to track.

[*] no one uses branches in ports tree (shuns CVS?)


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