[ubuntu-x] Backported features from xserver 1.8

Timo Aaltonen timo.aaltonen at aalto.fi
Thu Mar 25 22:09:04 GMT 2010

On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Bryce Harrington wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 03:49:47PM +0200, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
>> Ok, since this made the headlines on Phoronix I should probably correct
>> some misconceptions and explain a bit more to the greater public.
> For the record, I'm not opposed to this but given how late things have
> gotten in the cycle it seems rather ambitious.  I definitely agree
> it's not something we would want to diverge with Debian on.
> In particular, I'm concerned about the number of packages which would
> need to be updated for this change, since we could easily miss something
> or introduce a typo, and time is short to get sufficient testing,
> triaging, and patching done prior to release.

Actually that's the least of my concerns :), there are only a handful of 
input drivers with udev rules: evdev, synaptics, wacom, joystick, vmmouse. 
Only vmmouse is not converted yet, and evtouch is trivial to add.

..but the one I _am_ concerned about is the autoconfig fallback patch 
which is quite fresh, and seems to have triggered some bugs (thread on 
xorg-devel@). I haven't been able to reproduce the crasher though, tried 
on my laptop (intel) and desktop (nvidia/nouveau/nv). But if it can't be 
made to work 100% then I don't think it's good enough for us at this 
point, and we can all move on :)

Timo Aaltonen
Systems Specialist
IT Services, Aalto University School of Science and Technology

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