Xorg plans (Was: Re: problem with groff 1.21)

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 06:06:32 PST 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> On 01/12/2011 05:45 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>  I've no idea where BLFS is going in the move to 7.6 - my (old)
>> radeons work well in everything except mesa-demos, but then I no
>> longer build a lot of the old things (many of the 'apps' still
>> listed in BLFS, also the old core fonts - I'm all TTF here).
> Moved to BLFS-Dev...
> BLFS hopefully will move to 7.6-1 this weekend (time permitting). I've
> tested on both x86 and x86_64 and it seems to be solid on my hardware.
> I've done both /opt/X11 and /usr installations on x86, but only /usr on
> x86_64 (the /opt/X11 prefix will require a lib64 -> lib symlink). While
> I've done a complete U-turn on my intentions, I also plan to suggest
> that we do only system installations in the book for everything after
> this release, and move instructions to the wiki if we choose to support
> packages installed elsewhere (the maintenance burden of Trinity and
> Gnome using /opt is far too much to handle reliably (and later KDE4?)).
> I plan to add a warning box in the book for this release mentioning the
> $XORG_PREFIX/lib64 -> lib symlink. Mesa Demos will be gone from the book
> and the Configuring Xorg will be one page. Old fonts will remain as they
> are still listed as part of the Xorg distribution.

I'm curious why you want to get rid of the demos. Surely everyone goes
to glxinfo and glxgears to see if 3D is working, right?


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