Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd May 2006 21:46 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
X11, Window Managers "Five months after release of X11R7.0, the modularized and autotooled release of the MIT Licensed X Window System source code, the X.Org Foundation has issued its first modular roll-up release. X11R7.1 supports Linux, Solaris, and BSD systems. It includes important new server and driver features for embedded systems, 64 bit platforms, enhanced operating system support, and accelerated indirect GLX support. It most importantly demonstrates to developers and industry immediate benefits of modularization."
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RE: answered my own question
by leos on Wed 24th May 2006 00:07 UTC in reply to "answered my own question"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

now I have about 280 packages to download, configure, compile, and release... not exactly fun.

Are you seriously saying that they don't have an automated way to compile it all at once that takes care of dependancies? That would be ridiculous.

KDE has tons of modules and apps that you can compile separately, but that doesn't mean I have to do it that way. Just configure and make the master makefile and everything gets sorted out for you.

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RE[2]: answered my own question
by macisaac on Wed 24th May 2006 01:31 in reply to "RE: answered my own question"
macisaac Member since:
2005-08-28

sadly, from the looks of it, that seems to be how it is. (I would love to be made wrong on this one...)

to get a feel for how complex this is, look at this:

http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-modular/2005-November/000801.html

(btw since you mentioned it, I think the way the KDE devs setup their source tars is a _very_ good example of how things should be done in projects of that scale.)

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elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

sadly, from the looks of it, that seems to be how it is. (I would love to be made wrong on this one...)

to get a feel for how complex this is, look at this:

http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-modular/2005-November/000801.html

(btw since you mentioned it, I think the way the KDE devs setup their source tars is a _very_ good example of how things should be done in projects of that scale.)


I'm not a dev so take this with a grain of salt, but they do provide a build script, you can simply download the tarballs and run the script. They even recommend against building by hand due to coding for dependencies etc.

I will I admit I may be missing something here though.

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide#head-ef8aae011f5ba67c...

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RE[3]: answered my own question
by solca on Wed 24th May 2006 02:52 in reply to "RE[2]: answered my own question"
solca Member since:
2006-05-24

Man, stop spreading lies, anybody can build all modules with a simple script, it is really easy:

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide

Modular X11 is a good thing.

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jaykayess Member since:
2005-09-28

"sadly, from the looks of it, that seems to be how it is. (I would love to be made wrong on this one...) to get a feel for how complex this is, look at this:"

XFree86 is still in existence, no? And is still monolithic?

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