Subject: Re: libXinerama and libxkb{file,ui}, et al, lossage
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Aymeric Vincent <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/07/2003 20:54:43
"Charles M. Hannum" <> writes:

> At any rate, if they wanted cooperation on this front, they should
> have fixed it 10 years ago.  It's been broken long enough that,
> frankly, I just don't care what the excuse is or was any more.

It's been "broken" from the day code outside the responsibility of the
XF86 group has started using libraries that were never part of the
visible ABI of XF86. Not the other way round.

Anyway, I feel frustrated of arguing on this when it would me so much
easier to just do what went into the OpenBSD X tree because:

1. it solves the problem you want to solve
2. it will show up in an upcoming XFree release
3. the other change made us diverge from the official XFree distribution

All the people who have spoken up on this issue agree that your change
should be replaced with what Matthieu did in the OpenBSD X tree. You
haven't given any positive technical argument for installing those
shared libraries that would balance the other issues.

If you agree to reverting the change, I can handle the whole issue in
three weeks from now (work is taking 99% of my time now) if the main
problem for you is your time.

Kind regards,