Here's the note I plan to send out about modular X to GWN, -announce,
forums, and wherever else I can think of. I'd appreciate a quick
look-over and suggestion of other places to put it. Also, who should I
talk to if I want to get this posted to -announce?
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Modular X entering ~arch
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 22:39:09 -0800
From: Donnie Berkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The X team members plan to remove all 289 modular X packages from
package.mask on Wednesday, 25 January. They will enter ~arch (testing)
for all the architectures for which they're keyworded: alpha, amd64,
arm, ia64, mips, ppc, sh, sparc and x86. To learn how to upgrade
properly, read the migration guide
starting the upgrade. It discusses how the USE flags changed, why X.Org
went modular and why `emerge xorg-x11` won't be quite enough yet.
Not all packages in the tree will work with modular X when it enters
~arch, although the most common applications already do. The X team
encourages users and developers to contribute fixes to their favorite
packages by reading the porting guide
Applications requiring the most work include games and packages without
a listed maintainer in metadata.xml or altogether lacking metadata.
Donnie Berkholz <email@example.com> provides a list of all unported
applications along with their maintainers, updated daily, in his
webspace <http://dev.gentoo.org/~spyderous/broken_modular/>. A graph of
porting progress exists in the same location. If you encounter any bugs
with the migration, please report them at Gentoo's Bugzilla
If you have any changes to the above, please let me know so I can make
sure they get propagated to other announcement channels as well.