late Christmas gift: freedesktop’s Xorg for MeeGo


If you follow here [0] you will see a set of Debian packages that Graphics team at Nokia are continuously working to deploy a X11 implementation for MeeGo-Harmattan, where we target embedded systems only. Feel free to use it!

At this point, we are very proud of ourselves because 99% of the content on these repositories are based on the ones at X main-stream of development. IWO we are directly fetching the X code-base from More important, we are shaping freedesktop implementation for embedded devices. So at this moment, we are pretty much aligned with X version 1.9.2, plus a few of other commits from master branch; the rest of components, like client side libraries, are mostly what we have on freedesktop master also.

We are quite happy because it follows exactly what we’ve planned some time ago when we strategically decided to contribute to X at freedesktop community, centralizing the development there and not ignoring it. So, no-no for kdrive, no-no for massively code-drop on the top of freedesktop’s, no-no for a proprietary X implementation, no-no for major hacks or anything like that. Aside from the video driver stack, everything was dumped at freedesktop.

Next, the plan pretty much fits with MeeGo-MeeGo cause we just needs to get the work we’ve been doing straight from freedesktop, avoiding any cross fetching between down-streams of development. Hyvää!

[0] yeah, the name of the repository is not trivial at all – and probably we will change it in a near future. So poke me if you need this later on.

7 thoughts on “late Christmas gift: freedesktop’s Xorg for MeeGo

  1. Congrats and thanks for the great work collaborating directly with the upstream! That’s the right way to do which I miss with many others, who mostly just take and on’t return much or anything back to teh community. Keep up the great work!

    1. thanks for the words, Tsiolkovsky!

      I don’t think blindly this is “the right way” for any software based on an open-source project. One has to balance very well the stability and quality that open collaboration gives to you against the speed development; FOSS projects tend to be slow when thought in terms of productization.

  2. So this means that we will see nokia n9 with meego hartmam instead of normal meego core. Yes or no? I know that these question seems to be a bit rude, but I hope you can answer for that.

    1. Hi Lucas.

      Unfortunately, we don’t have much visibility about the products we are going to release in the future, if any will be. So at the moment we are focusing on the software platform mainly, which is MeeGo-Harmattan.

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