Subject: Re: HEADS UP: XFree86 3.3.6 has been EOLed
To: NetBSD X11 Technical Discussion List <tech-x11@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/2005 21:54:25
On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 15:12:05 -0500 (EST)
"Greg A. Woods" <> wrote:

> [ On Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 03:38:56 (-0600), Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: HEADS UP: XFree86 3.3.6 has been EOLed
> >
> > > BTW, when will xsrc/xfree move over to src/dist where it belongs now
> > > that the reach-over build is working?
> > > (and if not, why not!?!?!?!)
> > 
> > 	Why would you want that?  Personally, I consider it a good thing
> > that a whole bunch of sources that I almost never care to rebuild
> > don't get included when I checkout the source tree.
> Why would you not want to do that?
> It's part of the source tree, damn it!  _EVERYTHING_ that's maintained
> and supported as any integral part of the whole project should be there,
> and src/x11 is, I think in most opinions, a quite integral part of the
> NetBSD project now.
> It sort of made sense to avoid merging xsrc with src back when the
> former couldn't be cross-compiled, but now that it can it makes a great
> deal of sense to merge it and to avoid all the complexity that every
> user who wants to build src/x11.  It also means having it all together
> makes it easier to get it all built and tested more often.  It's
> currently extremely frustrating to find changes in xsrc that have been
> committed some months earlier and still have not been tested on some
> platforms.

I have to agree here.

Personally, I often forget to update my xsrc copy at the same time as
src, so I later get build failures.

And it makes sense to have it inside src because it _is_ a part of the

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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