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Re: Xorg 1.5 missed the train?



On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2008 19:04:03 -0700
> "Christopher Stone" <chris stone gmail com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 7:00 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied redhat com> wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> You can have your pony, I would just like one day to actually be able
>> >> to recommend the OS I use to my neighbors without being embarrassed.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Well since you recommend they use binary software, why not just say use
>> > Windows?
>>
>> I always recommend the *best* software.  In *most* cases this is open
>> source.  In the case of nVidia 3D drivers, it's closed source.  In a
>> perfect world everything would be open source, in the real world
>> everything isn't open source.
>
> In your perfect world, everyone would agree with your approach and this
> entire conversation wouldn't happen.
>
> In the real world, you're asking Fedora to do something to enable
> binary drivers which goes against it's goals. And then you're whining
> about it when we say no.

Oh yea, to have one developer spend one day to provide a compatibility
route for a large number of Fedora users is just *way* too much to
ask...sheesh...

I'm not asking for someone to spend a year full time on this, it would
only take about one day's worth of effort as far as I can see.


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