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Re: Update on x.org

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Update on x.org
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:29:56 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> Am Freitag, 29. März 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
>> Nice!  The branch could probably be merged in ‘core-updates’ now.  WDYT?
> Let us wait until the end of the week, since I still have a few things to 
> work on.

Sure, no problem.

> After commenting out some packages (see the latest git logs), all remaining 
> ones compile except for xf86-input-evdev, which requires udev. xorg-server, 
> as said before, does not pass its tests.

OK.  I think the server is something that we can fix later.  The first
milestone was to get the client libs working.

> font-adobe100dpi, font-adobe75dpi, font-misc-misc, font-schumacher-misc, 
> xcursor-themes, xf86-input-joystick, xf86-input-synaptics and xf86-input-
> vmmouse do not install, as they try to install files outside their own 
> package tree. For some of them, these are only header files. xf86-input-
> joystick, for instance, tries to install joystick-properties.h in ...-xorg-
> server-1.12.2/include/xorg/. I think it would be enough to have the file 
> copied into ...-input-joystick-1.6.1/include/xorg, right?

Yes.  Apparently in Nixpkgs this is achieved by running:

  make install "appdefaultdir=$out/share/X11/app-defaults"


> One could also work a bit on removing explicit inputs that are made 
> superfluous by propagation. For instance, xinput currently has the inputs 
> libxrandr and libxext. But libxext is propagated by libxrandr, so it could 
> be removed from the inputs.

Sounds like it’s more cosmetic, but OK.  ;-)

Thanks for ironing out this big piece of work!


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