DIB Engine : Almost 100% working

Marcus Meissner 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.

Ciao, Marcus

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