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Re: Fedora's intended target audience?



tor, 27 07 2006 kl. 18:06 +0200, skrev Gérard Milmeister:
> On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 10:46 -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> > On 7/27/06, Hans de Goede <j w r degoede hhs nl> wrote:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > If they'd opened their drivers they would likely have been fixed long ago.
> > 
> > If you have a problem with NVIDIA's inability to track the software
> > they claim to support and their unwillingness to allow anyone else to
> > do it... You should be taking the issue to nvidia, not here.
> 
> People should stop blame NVIDIA for everything because of the binary-only
> drivers. There are many reasons, why the 3D-accelerated drivers are not
> (yet) open-source, some more valid than others. For me, the problem is
> not 3D-acceleration, but TwinView. Reverting to the open-source driver
> would break my configuration and not just make some games stop working.
> Also, NVIDIA does not support Fedora Core 5. They support Linux in 
> general and simply cannot follow every little technical issue of 
> hundreds of distributions.

They support X.org on the following platforms: Linux and FreeBSD,
however the fact that they can't follow X.orgs release schedule is not
our problem. It is an open platform so API changes can't catch them by
surprise.

- David Nielsen


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