[blfs-dev] Resend: A note on Xorg Updates
krejzi at email.com
Sun Mar 10 09:45:48 PDT 2013
Resend, this belongs to blfs-dev, not lfs-dev ... Quick hand problem.
If you remember, we agreed not to upgrade Xorg components very often
some time ago.
You can notice, however, that I sometimes bump a library, driver, server
and such for a newer version.
The reason behind that is mainly that even upstream developers "agree"
that katamari releases are waste of time. So my thoughts are we
shouldn't wait for any major stuff to happen (like we did wait for Xorg
Server 1.13.0 because we didn't want to upgrade libraries and protocol
headers just because we agreed on that) and just upgrade things as they
get released - as other rolling release distros do.
If you are interested, here is the link to upstream post
Probably the most important part is:
In keeping with the X.Org goal of about one release per
year, Release 7.7 of the X Window System occurred 6 June
2012. Release 7.6 was about 1.5 years earlier, in
December 2010. However, there is some feeling among the
developer community that the "katamari" point releases
of all of X are no longer terribly useful, yet are a big
consumer of developer resources. Thus, it is likely that
these releases will be farther apart in the future, or
will cease altogether--not because development pace is
decreasing, but because point releases of individual
components are a better mechanism in the "new" world of
modularized X development.
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