X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 17:36 UTC (Tue) by mrshiny
In reply to: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
I agree with most of what you're saying, except that the following distinction should be made: Fedora Core 5 is already shipped, installed, and stable. There is no compelling reason to break user functionality. I don't think anyone is saying that Fedora should delay including xorg 7.1 in FC6 if the nVidia driver isn't ready. At that point it will be nVidia's fault that their driver doesn't support a popular distribution. But at this point, with FC5, it is Fedora that would be breaking my working system, or, at best, forcing me to A) find out that a particular update will break my system, and B) figure out how to back out that update, and/or prevent it from applying, thus potentially leaving me open to other dependencies breaking and security vulnerabilities.
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