DIB Engine : Almost 100% working
meissner at suse.de
Mon May 11 07:59:12 CDT 2009
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 12:56:28PM +0200, Joerg Mayer wrote:
> Hello (mostly wine package maintainers),
> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 05:07:55PM +0200, Massimo Del Fedele wrote:
> > James McKenzie ha scritto:
> >> Good work. Have you started to think about how to get this into Wine
> >> where AJ will approve?
> > Ah, I'm not very optimistic that it'll ever enter on wine tree :-)
> > Nor have I time to adopt the "trial and error" way up to it's
> > approved.
> > The easiest way I see by now is to add it to wine drivers as an
> > "alternative" driver in parallel to X11 one.
> > That could be done in less then 5 minutes and with no regressions :-)
> So from the end users point of view Alexandre is refusing this solution which
> is much better than what exists now into the official wine tree.
> To "solve" this problem from an end users view, I see two approaches:
> 1) Alexandre is willing to allow that code into the wine repository, so
> it can be maintained in sync with the existing wine code (it is my
> understanding that the modifications to existing code are quite small)
> and leave it to the user to choose which code to use.
> 2) We use the same solution that is used by the linux kernel developers:
> Keep the official source clean but add any (dearly wanted/needed)
> features as part of the distribution kernel.
The distribution these days only accept stuff that has chances to be upstream.
Keeping it in a parallel repo forever will not fly.
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