[Xquartz-dev] 1.3.0-apple10 and pixman

Ben Byer bbyer at apple.com
Wed Feb 13 15:12:51 PST 2008

On Feb 11, 2008, at 3:53 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> As many of you know, we've been stuck on the 1.3 branch for a while  
> now while x.org has been working on 1.4 as their stable version.   
> There are a few technical reasons for this... mostly focused on bugs  
> having to do with the input side of things.
> I've looked into those bugs enough to know that they're not going to  
> be simple fixes, so I decided to try integrating just some of the  
> 1.4 changes into 1.3.  Specifically, I've just committed a series of  
> changes to git that bring the xorg-server-1.3-apple fb and render  
> code up to the same version in xorg-server-1.4-apple.  This code was  
> heavily refactored between 1.3 and 1.4 and much of it is now shared  
> with cairo in the pixman library.  Consequently, I expect that we  
> will see a big increase in stability with 1.3.0-apple10 over apple9,  
> but I haven't been able to give it a thorough testing yet.  While I  
> feel confident about the code, I'm not going to release it in a  
> package until it's been in use for a while.  I'm in the process of  
> uploading a binary to the downloads page and will send a note to x11- 
> users when it is done uploading.


So, if we pull the pixman stuff from 1.4 back into 1.3, how much  
"other" (problematic) code is there in the diffs between 1.3.0-apple10  
and 1.4-apple?  Maybe we can shrink this even further...


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