Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 15th Feb 2007 22:57 UTC, submitted by tyrione
X11, Window Managers The X.Org community is proud to announce the release of X11R7.2, the third modular release of the X Window System. It incorporates significant stability and correctness fixes, including improved autoconfiguration heuristics, enhanced support for GL-based compositing managers such as Compiz and Beryl, and improved support for PCI systems with multiple domains. It also incorporates the new, more extensible XACE security policy framework.
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RE[2]: packaging
by macisaac on Fri 16th Feb 2007 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE: packaging"
macisaac
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2005-08-28

Yes, we do have an internal system (src and dest dir are mounted in AFS volumes, which are distributed via a program called depot. smake (another internal tool) is used for the actual compiling/installing bits) I didn't write these, they go back quite a ways before my time.

"I don't know whom you expect to this for you - users expect this from their distribution maintainers."

I don't expect anyone to do the compiling for me, I'm just pointing out that going from a single (or 7 split) tarball, editing the host.def and running make, to having to individually compile close to 300 seperate components for a single collection is a _lot_ more work. It'd be nice if the x.org folks themselves provided something to assist in this regard. Having done this as much as I have, you get to know that there are some projects that write their stuff keeping distro packagers in mind, and others that don't. ("$DESTDIR? why, isn't everyone installing locally to a single machine?" sigh...) That said, I don't intend to be pointing fingers at the X.org folks, otherwise they seem to be putting out good stuff.

I wonder for instance if this is why Patrick V. is still using 6.9 for Slack.

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RE[3]: packaging
by payans on Sat 17th Feb 2007 11:54 in reply to "RE[2]: packaging"
payans Member since:
2007-02-17

I think Xorg does have a build script, called something like build-from-tarballs.sh, but it's a bit hard to find in their documentation.

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