Discussion: is building X.org from source now a joke?
onepoint at starurchin.org
Wed Jan 23 02:16:27 PST 2008
[I'm not sure if blfs-support is the best list for this - I'll happily
take it to another list if people think it's appropriate.]
There's a big discussion on the x.org list about the state of the Xorg
tree. Apparently the complete tree hasn't built in over a year. Some
people are arguing for merging the drivers back into the server tree.
One contributor flamed that the whole idea of building Xorg from
source is now a joke. (Others disagreed and posted various build
scripts.) Also, in an earlier discussion more than one person claimed
that the 7.3 release was inferior to previous 7.x releases in
So just out of interest I'm wondering what do BLFS developers think of
the state of Xorg, particularly of building from source? Is it
getting flaky? Should the Xorg devs be sorting their act out or are
things OK as they are?
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