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Re: Pull off AIGLX repoistory?



On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Benjy Grogan wrote:

On 7/26/06, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
On Wednesday 26 July 2006 13:30, Denis Leroy wrote:
> This goes beyond binary-only drivers. What if you were using FC-5 as a
> major development platform for your own Xorg-based application (or
> gnome, or kde), then an FC-5 update breaks your code in a major way...

And you really shouldn't be using a Fedora release as a Major Development
Platform. That's not what Fedora is designed and meant to be. That's a far better job for RHEL where you've got promised ABI/API stability, a very long lifespan, and a lot of effort to ensure things don't change with the updates.
Fedora is a more free flowing tool for evaluating technology, where things
can and do churn, change, and sometimes break.

[updates-testing] would be the perfect place to first release the
X.Org 7.1 updates for FC5 and it might even get a few more people to
help test things there.  What exactly will happen to a user who has
nvidia or ATI drivers installed on FC5?  Will X.Org revert to the open
source drivers or simply crash?

I cannot speak to the ATI drivers.  (I don't use it.)

The nVIDIA drivers do not crash under X 7.1.

What they do is kinda weird. Text in buttons and some images do not update correctly until you mouse over them. It makes it very hard to read and use. (I know. I tried with FC6t1.)

I really want to use x 7.1.  I want alglx support.

Until there is better support from at least one of the "big two" for it, it is a bad idea to add it to FC5. (FC6 is another story. It started with it and it should be there.)

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