Main Inclusion Report for sourcepackage


  1. Availability:; available for all supported architectures

  2. Rationale:

    • Build dependency of screen-resolution-extra
    • Will be increasingly used going forward for cases where xorg.conf modifications are needed
  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: none

    • Secunia history: none

    • Any binaries running as root or suid/sgid ? No Any daemons ? No

    • Network activity: does it open any port ? No Does it handle incoming network data ? No

    • Does it directly (not through a library) process binary (video, audio, etc) or structured (PDF, etc) data ? No

    • Any source code review performed ? Yes, I've been reviewing the source code on an ongoing basis during entire development. Martin Pitt has done similarly as well.
  4. Quality assurance:

    • In what situations does the package not work out of the box without configuration ? None

    • Does the package ask any debconf questions higher than priority 'medium' ? No

    • Debian bugs: Ubuntu-only package (for now; I've talked with them about adopting it in the future)

    • Maintenance in Debian is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ? N/A

    • Upstream is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ? vigorous

    • Upstream bug tracker: None

    • Hardware: Does this package deal with hardware and if so how exotic is it ? No

    • Is there a test suite in the upstream source or packaging ? Yes Is it enabled to run in the build ? Yes

  5. Standards compliance:

    • FHS, Debian Policy compliance ? Yes

    • Debian library packaging guide standards compliance ? Yes

    • Packaging system (debhelper/cdbs/dbs) ? cdbs Patch system ? Any packaging oddities ? Maintained in Ubuntu/Bzr; no patch system necessary so far

  6. Dependencies:

    • Python >= 2.4 (in main)

  7. Background information:

    • X-Kit is library for the manipulation of the xorg.conf.
    • What do upstream call this software ? x-kit Has it had different names in the past ? No


MIR bug:

The author of this report should put their name here; reviewers will add comments etc. too

  • Bryce Harrington

MainInclusionReportXKit (last edited 2008-08-29 20:13:52 by albertomilone)