xorg-server 1.7.7

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 15 14:16:19 UTC 2010

On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:24:44 -0700 (MST)
Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> 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.

1.9.2 requires an update of MESA to a much more recent version than we
currently have in ports.  I tried the "modify Makefile and install"
route yesterday and it failed because of that.

> 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.

I installed 1.7.7 the end of September, without modifying/reinstalling
any other ports, and it just worked.

Gary Jennejohn

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