Re: X server problem since 2.4.0-test5-pre1/2 / Fixed!!!

From: James Simmons (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 09:01:13 EST

> A bit off topic but -- is it not quite a remarkable mess -- not only
> are they guilty of some of the worst crimes ever perpetrated using
> macros, their include file structure is so messed up that they not
> only have:
> markgray@soyo /usr/src/packages/BUILD/xc > find -name '*.h' -follow|\
> sed 's#.*/##' |sort|uniq -D|uniq -c|wc
> 55 110 946
> 55! include files with the same names, they also accidently will
> include files from whichever version of X you happen to have installed
> at the time in a few places. Quite a shock the first time you delve
> into it. What I did when I was writing my own X server was extract
> all the files I needed from their tree and put them into my own
> sensible directory structure, removed all their macros, fixed their
> include file structure, prototyped everything and rewrote it so it
> would compile without warnings using -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes --
> (took me four months, by which time they had released three newer
> versions :-)

Really:-) Someday I like to see a new open source X server group form.

Q: Why did they deprecate a.out support in linux?
A: Because a nasty coff is bad for your elf.

James Simmons [] ____/|
fbdev/console/gfx developer \ o.O| =(_)= U

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