[arch-dev-public] X.Org 7.3 pre-release testing repo

Alexander Baldeck kth5 at archlinuxppc.org
Mon Sep 3 10:37:24 EDT 2007

Dan McGee wrote:
> On 9/3/07, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2007/9/3, Alexander Baldeck <kth5 at archlinuxppc.org>:
>>> Hey all,
>>> X.Org 7.3's release is about to happen in the next few days/weeks. For
>>> that reason I've built the latest xorg-server snapshot which is at
>>> version and most of the drivers and newly introduced packages.
>>> A lot has changed, primarily in the area of driver ABI. For example
>>> nvidia is broken, it does build but xorg-server rejects it when starting
>>> up with an API mismatch error. Forcing it leads to hardlocks. I am using
>>> xf86-video-nv for now but this issue needs to be addressed.
>>> I have no idea how well fglrx & unichrome-dri plays with the new server.
>>> So I'd like to hear about it.
>>> Anyone wanting to take part in testing, should add this repo:
>>> http://kth5.telekommunisten.net/xorg/
>>> The PKGBUILs will soon be available with the same URL, just need to
>>> clean them up a bit.
>> I guess you didn't put it in Testing because nvidia/fglrx won't work
>> with this version, but why not put it on ftp.archlinux.org and let it
>> be mirrored? (like JGC did with Gnome 2.19)
> Because we just worked so hard to clean this kind of thing up! Forcing
> mirrors to get things they don't want or need is just plain stupid.
> For the number of people that actually run testing packages, one
> server can handle the load.
> Huge -1 on putting it on the Arch FTP.

My thoughts exactly and in the end I have enough bandwidth to spare on 
that server. Several TB actually. :)



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