Improving Our Docs
jono at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 11 23:12:54 UTC 2013
On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Robert Ancell
<robert.ancell at canonical.com>wrote:
> 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
>> 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 And then it was stated that the vladmir branch is out of date and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
>> 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
>> 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
>> >> > 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
>> > referring to the same branches.
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