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Re: X11 per machine_arch not per port (Was: Moving ports across to X11R7)
On Sun, 8 Feb 2009, Quentin Garnier wrote:
I think we can leave the xserver set per-port. It's not just the way
it access the hardware, it's also the set of drivers.
I think there should be three types of X drivers
a) Plain framebuffer (should be supported by a shared Xwsfb)
b) Xfree86 supported PCI/AGP cards (should shared drivers)
c) port specific drivers
c) should really only include bizarre hardware which cannot
be driven by a) and accelerated drivers. In quite a few
cases the chipset would be supported by b) anyway.
Taking a look at http://www.netbsd.org/ports/#ports-by-cpu
NetBSD runs on 60 different ports and 15 different
machine_arches. Does it really make sense to build 11
different powerpc and m68k X server sets?
There is the downside of the Xserver sets being slightly
larger, but really we should be looking at sharing the
entire userland on a machine_arch basis. We should at least
be able to deal with xetc, xcomp, and xserver...
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