[ubuntu-x] xi2 PPA

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu May 28 10:07:06 BST 2009

Hi Thomas, thanks for doing this!

Are you a member of xorg-edgers?  This looks like an excellent candidate
for putting into a secondary PPA under xorg-edgers, or perhaps even the
main PPA.  What do you think?  Any ideas on when XI2 may be merged into
the main xserver tree?


On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 03:11:11PM -0400, Thomas Jaeger wrote:
> Hi,
> I've put together a PPA for testing Peter Hutterer's new XI2 code (see
> [1]).  This code is still experimental, but I have the feeling that
> there won't be a lot of time for developers to test their (XInput-aware)
> applications between 1.7 being branched off and the 1.7 release, so it
> might be helpful to test early.
> A couple of points that will probably come up when packaging newer X
> servers:
> * the new libXi fails to build in parallel (I've been wondering for the
> last couple of days why the package built fine in a local pbuilder but
> FTBFS in the PPA)
> * the X server requires the dri package, which mesa currently doesn't
> install (bug #379797)
> It'll probably take a couple of hours for all the packages to build.
> Tom
> [1] http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-March/000514.html
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