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Re: Nvidia packaging in Fedora (Summary)



Le vendredi 28 janvier 2005 Ã 14:55 -0600, Rex Dieter a Ãcrit :
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:

> > I heard X will be modularized for FC5 so all libraries will be split up
> > like that. Is that not the case?
> 
> Where did you hear that?  So it's going to get even more complicated?

Xorg people want to unbundle the big pile of code they inherited from
XFree86, so they don't have to ship anymore copies of other people stuff
(fontconfig, mesa, xterm...), it builds using mainstream autoconf*
scripts, drivers can be released as a different pace than the core
package (so no full rebuild each time you need to add a new card), etc

It means packaging will probably get easier because you won't have an
enormous srpm that generates scores of packages (with a large part of
the big archive content disable to use system libraries instead) but
lots of different source archives.

I doubt they manage to pull it out for FC5 though - it's an enormous
task and all the OS are not created equal (some do not have their own
fontconfig module...), so some port maintainers push for keeping an
unified blob.

Regards,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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