l.lunak at suse.cz
Fri Jan 4 17:48:54 CET 2008
On Friday 04 of January 2008, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Friday 04 January 2008, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > On Friday 04 of January 2008, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > > On Friday 04 January 2008, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > > > On Friday 04 of January 2008, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > > > > Yes, it is very unlikely, but very unlikely != impossible.
> > > > > The thing is, the names were in sync with the names of the
> > > > > variables in the FindX11.cmake of cmake cvs since several months.
> > > > > So since several months some cmake cvs users may already use that
> > > > > variable. Ok, it is the cvs version only, but still it is there for
> > > > > quite some time already and changing this can break the build of
> > > > > somebody (you never know what somebody does with the variables). So
> > > > > this change means either we can never use the module from cmake or
> > > > > I need to add some transition logic on the cmake side.
> > > > > So is it really necessary to change the name ?
> > > >
> > > > I guess that depends on which of changing a rarely used name from
> > > > cmake cvs and having a confusing rarely used name you consider to be
> > > > worse.
> > >
> > > I mean, it was that way since February 23rd, 2006, and you changed it
> > > now after almost two years only hours before tagging 4.0.0 without
> > > sending a patch first.
> > >
> > > Although unlikely, this was a source incompatible change.
> > Change it back if it's so.
> What's the current state of 4.0.0 tagging/packaging ?
I'm not sure, but I think 4.0.0 really doesn't matter that much. This
xf86misc stuff is _very_ obscure, even I barely know what it is. If this gets
changed for 4.1 and 4.0.1 in any way, I don't think anybody will notice.
> > Does that mean we shouldn't touch anything under cmake/ ?
> No, I'm actually happy that there are so many people working on the stuff
> there :-)
> Developers just need to be aware that changing things in cmake can also
> mean source incompatible changes.
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