[ubuntu-x] X bugs in release notes

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Sun Apr 13 23:33:13 BST 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:05:25PM +0200, Tormod Volden wrote:
> Hi,
> In the Hardy alpha 5 release notes there was a "Caveats" note on bug
> #133192 (Blank screen or distorted image because of wrong default
> AGPMode value). In alpha 6 and later this note was taken away.
> Does this mean the bug has been fixed (the report does not indicate
> this) or is it just a policy change to "Ubuntu has no (Xorg) bugs"? Or
> Ubuntu has too many Xorg bugs to mention :)

Probably the last.  ;-)  Actually I don't know why the caveat was
dropped; if the bug is not marked closed then it almost certainly still
exists.  It looks like Timo has looked at this recently, perhaps he can
speak to it.

Also, it's possible it was found to not be so significantly more severe
than other bugs to be worth mentioning.  I think in general we do have a
number of bugs but few so widespread and serious that they warrant
caveat, the one possible exception being the Xrandr bugs that the new
xrandr gui exposes - while those have presumably been around for some
time, the gui makes them especially noticeable.
> Some releases ago I maintained a wiki page of high-profiled known bugs
> with workarounds, sorted by hardware. I was promised this was not
> needed, since such things belong to the release notes. Is this
> something we should think about again? (Yes, searching in launchpad is
> technically possible, but doesn't work well for the average user. I
> have to google my own bugmail to find back to bugs.)

Yes, this sounds like a very good idea.  Even if the release team will
note bugs, I think one that us Ubuntu-X team folks maintain will be able
to give greater detail, and provide something the release notes writers
can draw from.

There is a page at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Drivers, which could contain
this info.  It could really benefit from having additional bugs and
workarounds listed.  Perhaps another page for more general issues is

It would probably also be nice to do some reorganizational work on the
Wiki, to consolodate some older pages that haven't been as actively
maintained, or that have dated information.


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