Some of the vendors have already shifted to 7.1
Posted Aug 17, 2006 15:38 UTC (Thu) by mrshiny
In reply to: Some of the vendors have already shifted to 7.1
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
If Fedora broke Promise FastTrack RAID because of a kernel update, then I consider that a bug. However if the reason that broke is because the Promise card is a binary driver (I don't know the details) then Fedora is in a tight spot because the kernel devs refuse to provide even a stable API, let alone ABI, and there is no "stable" branch of the kernel that is seriously maintained.
The only "excuse" for breaking the driver is if the new driver is supposed to work but happens to have a bug. This is "normal" when software is updated, even if it isn't ideal. (I can't help but mention that THIS use-case can be avoided if drivers are shipped separately from the kernel).
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