[ubuntu-x] xi2 PPA

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Thu May 28 12:56:25 BST 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
> 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?

According to http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-May/000996.html
already in a week. So a second PPA does not seem necessary at this

Anyway, using xorg-edgers as a PPA dependency and auto-xorg-git for
packaging might save time and resources for similar initiatives or
updates. Robert has already built xserver 1.7 in his xorg-testing PPA
[1], and we are talking about dumping this into xorg-edgers soon. The
only thing holding us back is that so many intel users are using
xorg-edgers for their current issues that we want to keep it a bit
"stable". I hope most fixes for intel will end up in x-updates soon,
so that we can "go wild" in xorg-edgers again.

More uploaders to xorg-edgers are always welcome. After more than 1000
uploads (!) [2] on my own, I am very glad Robert joined and he is
doing a terrific job at keeping both Jaunty and Karmic packages up to


[1] https://edge.launchpad.net/~sarvatt/+archive/xorg-testing
[2] According to the PPA stats. Then another 1000 in my own PPA.
Luckily, thanks to auto-xorg-git, not much time is spent on each
package. Please don't send me any electricity bills.

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