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[Gentoo] Xorg and the benefits of open source

I just woke up and checked my email; there was one from Dirk-Jan Heijs titled “x-modular/x11-libs.” It absolutely made my day — he emailed me a tarball of all the modular libraries ported to rc0 from the dated snapshots I’ve previously had.

The funny thing is, I only fixed the protocol headers around 12:30 last night, and he sent the e-mail around 4am this morning. I didn’t even sent out any e-mails about this, so he just happened to stop by my web space and notice that I’d ported the proto stuff but not the libs.

This speed reminds me of a blog post I read yesterday on getting a bug fixed in find, and makes me again love open source.

Dirk-Jan, you rock!

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Written by Donnie Berkholz

August 2, 2005 at 9:27 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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