[Mageia-dev] What's the point of the latest nvidia update?

AL13N alien at rmail.be
Sun Jan 20 23:34:06 CET 2013

Op zondag 20 januari 2013 23:50:16 schreef Thomas Backlund:
> Robert Wood skrev 20.1.2013 23:16:
> > So you're saying that because v295 has been out a while you feel it's
> > stable so you're happy to have that in the official repositories? I can
> > kind of understand that, although in the case of nvidia you'd think they
> > had already done the bug fixing.
> If that ever would be true...
> many times when they add support for new hardware, old support gets
> either broken or dropped...
> for example going past 304.x to 310.x or higher drops hardware support
> for older hw.
> > Anyway, in the case of the latest nvidia version it certainly does have
> > new features, because it supports newer cards. In this case, it's not a
> > big thing because it's relatively easy for me to install, but I would
> > think that for new users who have modern software you'd really want them
> > to have access to it. After all M2 is the latest stable release.
> But yes, this is a thing we need to improve... without breaking
> anything in the process...
> The best way for now to get newer drivers is to rebuild the srpm in
> cauldron and install that.

and soonish, we could have (supported) backports, so that people 
needing/wanting this can have this one, while the people with older hardware 
can keep their things working.

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