Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
So, I was looking at the famous Mandriva bug #63085 this days, and looking and all that X.org packages assigned to that nomaintainer guy.. and decided to grab them for myself, and see how really difficult is to update/maintain/ fix X.org stack on Mandriva. I had some previous XFree86/X.org development/hacking knowledge already, but it had been some 5 years or so since I last touched that codebase, so… I took a shot.
Surprisingly, it was really not that hard. X11 protocol, even being insanely over-engineered and complex, is very well-thought (I’d say ‘overthought’ actually). The biggest problem came with the