Any idea when Xorg 7.0's coming to FBSD?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Feb 3 08:06:20 PST 2006

On Feb 3, 2006, at 3:39 AM, Björn König wrote:

> Kent Stewart schrieb:
>> On Thursday 02 February 2006 23:53, Björn König wrote:
>>> The noticeable difference is that 7.0 takes much more time to  
>>> compile
>>> all in all because of its modularity. A German magazine tested both:
>>> 6.9 took 19 minutes and 7.0 75 minutes on their dual Opteron 246
>>> machine with 2 GB RAM (source: iX 1/2006).
>> Differences like that usually point out a poor interaction between  
>> the files and the make process. [...]
> As far as I know they use the wide spreaded tools automake,  
> autoconf, libtool and pkgconfig to prepare the build process. I'm  
> sure most users noticed that executing ./configure takes a lot of  
> time in many cases. It may be that 7.0 takes so much time because  
> it is frequently testing whether strlen() exists or not. :-P
> Björn

	That's actually one of the crappiest parts about configuring  
software packages. Half of the packages I installed were headers, so  
why in the world should so many requirements be made to install  
header files =) (even though, I am aware that inside the header may  
be functions that call strlen(), for instance, as well as other  
common C/C++ functions)?
	My personal thought on the issue? I believe that they should mass  
package all of the headers and prototypes into a metapackage, as well  
as the smaller packages, just for people initially installing X  
(former choice), as well as people just upgrading a module and  
nothing much else (the latter case).

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