Spent tonight installing Gentoo on the Pegasos (again…). After the glibc breakage, and a few installs back before I had it fixed, this is getting pretty familiar. I have a feeling NPTL is broken on PPC, so I’m going to stay far away from that, this time.
Also, I got an email today asking why I pulled xfree. It was pretty much just me trying to maintain xfree, xorg 6.7.0, 6.8.0 and 6.8.2RC’s all at once, in my free time. I keep trying to recruit more X people, but largely without any luck.
He said old Matrox cards were broken with xorg. Assuming “old Matrox” means GXX, I proved that false by pulling out the G400 MAX I had stashed away for a rainy day. It works perfectly. I’m writing this from 6.8.2RC2 on the G400.
I’m working hard to get xorg 6.8.0-r4 ready for our 2005.0 release, so we can release it with the lib stuff moved to /usr/ from /usr/X11R6/. I got reports that the migration function now works properly on amd64, which I’m quite happy about. I spent quite a while yesterday staring at it. I’m working on getting access to one of our amd64 boxes, so I don’t have to rely on hearsay that things work properly.
It also looks as if sparc’s going to start building with dlloader by default. I’d like all the non-x86 architectures to do so, since they don’t have the problem of dealing with binary drivers, to my knowledge. Speaking of dlloader, check this out.