Subject: updating Xft2, Xrender, Xfixes, etc
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/11/2005 19:50:27
I have been working on packages for libXft2, libXrender, libXrandr, 
libXcursor, libXfixes and related using source code from the modular 
project. I have been doing this in pkgsrc-wip.

These are updates to the packages we already have in pkgsrc. In some 
cases, I have been using different package names. I chose to use the name 
of the download tarball (DISTNAME) for the PKGNAME which seems to make 
more sense.

Most of the packages we have from the xlibs project have become 
deprecated. They are out of date and no longer maintained there.

The modular is at release candidate 2. There is expected to be one 
more release candidate and the official release in December.

The modular uses symlinks to grab all source code from the 
"monolithic" normal xc source tree ("make World") but adds autoconf style 
./configure scripts and uses pkg-config.

This is just like the xlibs versions, but using source that is maintained.

To test some of this, I have created a X11_TYPE=modular-x11. But my main 
problem now is that many packages are referencing the old unmaintained 
xlibs versions as we have in pkgsrc that conflict with the new versions 
(in pkgsrc-wip).

Anyways, this is just an email to tell you some about my work on this.

When December comes around and these source downloads are officially 
released, I hope to some updates. I will talk to maintainers for packages 
that have maintainers.

Do you mind if I import using the new directory and package 
names at that time?

Any comments? Suggestions? Volunteers to help?

  Jeremy C. Reed

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