[crux-devel] A proposal for the 'xorg' ports repo

James Mills prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Tue Jun 19 00:51:42 UTC 2012


I'm all okay with this approach.

cheers
James

James Mills / prologic

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On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Matt Housh <jaeger at morpheus.net> wrote:

> Greetings, all,
>
> Since Tilman has retired and we've been reapportioning ports to some
> extent, I have a proposal for the future of the xorg ports repository. I'll
> keep it simple, the proposal is something like this:
>
> My idea is that the 'xorg' repo be adopted by the CRUX core team as far as
> maintenance and updates are concerned. Any core team member can make
> updates as needed to the repo following 3 simple guidelines:
>
> 1) The set of release tarballs at the x.org releases directory [1] is
> considered the "base approved" sources for the 'xorg' repository, the
> current release being X11R7.7 as indicated at the main x.org page [2].
>
> 2) Appropriate updates for xorg-related CVE-IDs (or bugtraq announcements,
> etc.) are considered approved after testing that the updated version
> doesn't have any obvious build problems or bugs. In this case it would
> include a relevant CVE-ID link or the like in the commit message. We
> already do this most of the time.
>
> 3) Module updates from the xorg-announce mailing list [3] are considered
> approved after the same testing as guideline 2.
>
> Of course 2 and 3 will overlap at times as some module updates will likely
> occur due to CVE (or bugtraq, etc.) announcements.
>
> While this sounds a bit forced in writing that's really not my intent. My
> intent is simply to suggest a way to centralize the 'xorg' repo effort so
> that it's not a one-man show anymore. Theoretically this should allow us to
> keep on top of the updates pretty quickly when it's needed. The
> aforementioned testing obviously isn't a rigorous test of everything,
> hopefully upstream is doing that for us. It's just the normal expected
> diligence on the part of the port maintainers to make sure they port
> they're pushing works.
>
> Thoughts, comments, objections, etc.?
>
> Matt
>
>
> [1] http://www.x.org/releases/**X11R7.7/src/<http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.7/src/>
> [2] http://www.x.org/wiki/
> [3] http://lists.x.org/mailman/**listinfo/xorg-announce<http://lists.x.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg-announce>
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