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Re: Fedora's intended target audience?




Rahul wrote:
> Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I've been following the AIGLX repository discussion from the sideline.
>> And I'm a bit shocked by what I'm reading there. There seems to be
>> strong support for releasing Xorg 7.1 as an update for FC-5 even though
>> that will break both NVidea and Ati binary drivers. For the records all
>> my computers have a radeon 9200 running OSS drivers.
> 
> Kernel updates have been breaking non-free drivers all the time. There
> are a number of other changes that broke other third party packages. I
> dont quite understand why there is no much shock on potential of Xorg
> updates breaking such proprietary drivers.
> 

Yes,

They do which is bad enough from an end user POv. But which aslo is
fixable, usually by booting the old kernel, wait for a day or two that
other repo todo the work and tada magicly fixed. Not quite perfect, but
close. NVidea doesn't have drivers which will work with 7.1 planned for
a month and Ati probably will be even slower. Also one cannot just
reboot into that older kernel, so there is a HUGE difference here.

Anyways I explicitly asked not to discuss this in this thread this
belongs in a seperate thread.


Regards,

Hans


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