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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Subject: [Fwd: Modular X entering ~arch]
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 22:42:52 -0800
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?

Thanks,
Donnie

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Modular X entering ~arch
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 22:39:09 -0800
From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gwn-feedback@g.o
CC: x11@g.o

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
<http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/x/x11/modular-x-howto.xml> before
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
<http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/x/x11/porting-modular-x-howto.xml>.
Applications requiring the most work include games and packages without
a listed maintainer in metadata.xml or altogether lacking metadata.

Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o> 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
<https://bugs.gentoo.org/>.


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.

Thanks,
Donnie


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