[arch-dev-public] xorg group restructuring

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Thu Mar 10 07:56:52 EST 2011

I'd like to propose a restructuring of Xorg packages. Right now we have
xorg-server, some drivers in two groups, some apps, and some transition
packages. Some belong to a group, some don't.

I would like to propose these groups:
- xorg-apps: containing only the app/* packages from upstream
- xorg-drivers: containing all driver/* packages from upstream
- xorg-fonts: containing all font/* packages from upstream
- xorg: includes all of the above, xorg-server and several other
packages missing from the other groups

For the average user, the way to do a minimal installation of X will
remain xorg-server and their video driver and possibly
xf86-input-synaptics. They might want xorg-xinit for startx, but
upstream decided to deprecate that. I don't know how we will handle
that, but the package stays available. I don't see reasons to create a
base group for a minimal X installation as xorg-server depends on all
the things it needs, except for a video driver.

The xorg-video-drivers and xorg-input-drivers will be removed, as I see
no reason to install all video drivers but not all input drivers or the
other way around.

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