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[3]: answered my own question
by elsewhere on Wed 24th May 2006 01:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: answered my own question"
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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:

(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.

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