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Re: How about releasing an update of xorg-x11-drv-intel for Fedora 11

On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 19:33 +0100, Terry Barnaby wrote:

> > Backporting packages is not intrinsically very difficult, though it is
> > somewhat time-consuming, so it's something for which a far greater
> > candidate pool exists than X driver development. Thus, the suggestion
> > that someone else do it. For instance, you. It seems you've already
> > successfully built the latest versions of things locally; if you can do
> > that, you can put them in a package and put the package in a repository,
> > it's not a very hard process and it's all documented on the Wiki.
> >
> I was thinking of doing that, I have done this sort of thing before, until
> the drivers/drm/mesa needed changes in the XServer which is dependent on a
> lot of things. I would then be fighting a battle with the main updates 
> repositories for evermore, well until F12 which will then bring in its own
> set of problems....

well, yes, and that's the exact reason it would be finicky and
time-consuming and not a good way for our X developers to spend their
time :)

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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