Improving Our Docs

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at
Wed Jul 3 21:04:15 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at>wrote:

> On 02.07.2013 18:31, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > And a couple of other questions.
> >
> > Daniel, assuming Mir builds.. is this sufficient to get Mir up and
> > running and test mir native clients in a repeatable way as part the
> > documented instructions for testing? Same with xmir.  If I want to
> > smoke fvwm2 on top of xmir, is this sufficient? Or do I need to also
> > build mir capable lightdm as the dm to manage creating the xmir backed
> > session?
> I'll leave this question to the more experienced developers.

You don't need to run LightDM to run Mir or XMir.

> > I am a bit concerned that Daniel and  Robert are suggesting different
> > git branches for the patched mesa and xserver.  Are they equivalent
> > for basic smoke testing? Perhaps you guys need to huddle up and come
> > to agreement as to which specific branches should be codified for
> > externals now to pull when doing the first build from source,
> > especially now a new ppa has been created and codified in the docs to
> > replace the staging ppa. is the new ppa automation pulling for the
> > branches that Robert pointed me to?  I would hope that the specific
> > branches in the build from source instructions match what is getting
> > pulled into the ppa automation.
> I just tried to make use of the branches which Robert suggested. If
> anyone can help specify this any further, let me know.
Not sure which Daniel is being referred to but as far as I can tell we are
referring to the same branches.
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