[ubuntu-x] xorg-server 1.12 on X Updates PPA

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Sun May 13 02:00:22 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 06:14:37PM +0200, Tormod Volden wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 03:24:59PM -0300, Pedro Pedruzzi wrote:
> >> Hello, Bryce. Thanks for the reply.
> >>
> >> Em 09-05-2012 02:57, Bryce Harrington escreveu:
> >> > Yes, we'd love to provide those updates.  I think we know what needs
> >> > done, it's just a time issue.  Is it something you'd be interested in
> >> > lending a hand on?
> >>
> >> Yes, I'd love to give it a try.
> >>
> >> However, my free-time has been scarce. So how much work is needed for
> >> this? (considering that I have never said "make" to X before ;-)
> >
> > It's not super hard but we also all have rather full plates.
> > PPA updates fall into a second tier urgency so sometimes it takes a
> > while for us to get to them.  However, they're also things that are
> > quite easy for community folks to get involved with, so we like to
> > encourage involvement there.
> >
> >> Do you have a sketch task list to accomplish this?
> >
> > Yes, essentially what we're thinking is to set up one PPA for each
> > xserver point release, kind of like what the kernel team does with their
> > mainline kernel PPA.
> >
> > So, each point release would need to have the debian packaging added,
> > and then a PPA created under the xorg-edgers team.  For the 12.0 release
> Wouldn't it make more sense to add these point releases to x-updates
> (like Pedro also suggested) or some other PPA under x-swat rather than
> xorg-edgers? Stable point release are not really edgy, experimental
> stuff...
> The x-updates PPA is for stable upstream releases. Can't fit the bill
> better. Otherwise there is also the (currently disabled) x-backports
> PPA although it is unclear to me what would go there instead of to
> x-updates. Simple backports of Ubuntu N packages into Ubuntu N-1
> maybe?

The main point is to have the individual point releases each in its own
PPA.  This facilitates users needing to do bisection testing to isolate
fixes that we might want to include in the LTS.

Whether the PPAs live under edgers or x-swat is immaterial to me.  We
could do it either way.


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