Improving Our Docs

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at canonical.com
Thu Jul 11 22:04:21 UTC 2013


http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/building_source_for_pc.html is now updated with
more instructions.


On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at fedoraproject.org>wrote:

> Same branches? Really?  It's not clear to me at all. Regardless of who
> said what... so far in this discussion I've seen 3 sets of
> instructions with regard to mesa xserver
>
> To be clear:
> So far in this thread I have been pointed to both
> https://github.com/RAOF/mesa branch egl-platform-mir
> https://github.com/RAOF/xserver branch vladmir
>
> As well as just
> https://github.com/RAOF/mesa
> https://github.com/RAOF/xserver
> with no specific branch indicated.
>
> And then it was stated that the vladmir branch is out of date and
> vladmir-ubuntu should be used instead.
> Based on the evolving discussion this week, I sort of feel like if I
> ask again next week, the correct branches with change again.
> Please understand that you may view this back and forth on this list
> as valid instructions all pointing to the same thing. But right now...
> I see 3 different sets of git branch instructions on this list and no
> consensus as to which branches are supposed to be codified in the
> instructions at unity.ubuntu.com/mir with regard to custom mesa and
> xserver.
>
> Please huddle up on irc or wherever and get some consensus on which
> mesa and xserver branches are the correct ones and then document those
> in the build from source instructions meant to be used in " building
> the custom Mesa yourself and ensuring it can be found by Mir" as
> described on this page:
> http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/using_mir_on_pc.html  This page makes
> passing reference to to need for custom builds of these things but
> provides no reference to how to obtain them other than the ppa build.
>
> And I'll re-iterate that there is still no reference to any mesa or
> xserver branch at
> http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/building_source_for_pc.html just mir
> itself.  This continues to be insufficient for any one looking to
> build and test Mir from source instead of the ppa. So can you please
> get which ever mesa and xserver branches are needed enshrined in those
> docs.
>
> -jef
>
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Robert Ancell
> <robert.ancell at canonical.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Daniel Holbach <
> daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com>
> > 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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