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Re: FC5, Another unhappy camper



On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 02:22 -0400, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
> Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> writes:
> 
>  > On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 16:11 -0400, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
>  > > I have submitted enough bug reports to know that one that deals with
>  > > non-FOSS software (ATI and nVidia drivers) will not elicit any useful
>  > > response from Fedora.  This is the crux of my rant.  Fedora simply has
>  > > a policy that for non FOSS software, move on. 
>  > 
>  > But really, how can they do something about someone else's software?
>  > They're in the same boat as you, in that situation, use it or something
>  > else.
> 
> I must be missing something incredibly simple here.  If I'm the
> "project lead" for Fedora, I find somebody who just knows and cares so
> much about X and anoint him or her to be the "X project lead".  This
> person cares so much to have a kick-ass X set of RPMs that they
> collect or build FOSS X software, drivers in this case, and build when
> it comes to ATI or nVidia.  So the first ATI or nVidia FOSS drivers
> suck dead moose balls, but more people want to scratch that itch,
> people using Suse or Ubuntu or Debian or whatever.
> 
> So along comes "pmr" who says dual head for ATI on a think pad doesn't
> cut it on Fedora.  Should the Fedora project lead (directly or
> indirectly) tell him to go elsewhere?  Or should pmr be encouraged to
> contact harry xyz org who is leading the effort to get the xorg
> ATI/FOSS driver working everywhere and contact him to help.
> 
> So Harry, whoever and wherever you are, I want my Thinkpad working
> dual head, maybe even triple head, out of the box with FC6 or FC7, and
> every release thereafter.  So what can I do?  You need money?  You
> need me to run errands so you can hack?  You want me to hack?  You
> want me to solve problem X?  Harry?  You out there Harry?  Hello ....
> 
> One of you gurus who knows anything and everything about Fedora and X,
> please tell Harry I'm looking for him.  And if you know a guy, who
> knows a guy, who knows a guy who might know Harry, that will suffice.
> 
> :-)
> 
> -pmr

You might find this advice from Rahul Sundaram helpfull:
--
See the section on feedback to developers in
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate. If its a straight forward
enhancement, file a RFE in bugzilla. Upstream projects bugzilla's are
preferrable for suggesting enhancements. If it requires discussion, you
might post to fedora-devel list.
 

-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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