X.Org Server Commit Process Opens Up To More Developers
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 27 October 2015 at 12:37 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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With X.Org Server 1.18 RC2 finally shipping yesterday, it's partially due to a revised policy around commit rights to the X.Org Server.

For the past few years, all patches flowing into the X.Org Server code-base had to be landed by Keith Packard. Keith was working for Intel on open-source graphics, but now he's been employed by HP since the beginning of the year and seems to have less day-to-day focus on Linux graphics / X.Org. So now he's opened it up to having sub-maintainers with commit rights to xorg-server Git.

Per what they agreed upon at the recent X.Org Developers' Conference, Eric Anholt is responsible for handling GLAMOR patches, Alan Coopersmith for security matters, Peter Hutterer for input changes, Adam Jackson for the XFree86 back-end, and Keith will handle the remaining areas.

Those interested in more details can see the mailing list message earlier this month by Keith Packard. He ended, "We're hoping that this will reduce the time it takes to merge patches, especially as I'm available less regularly."
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