[nvidia-graphics-drivers] frustration with slow Nvidia drivers release schedule

Sergio Schvezov sergio.schvezov at canonical.com
Fri Sep 6 18:43:43 UTC 2013


On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM, Paulo Roberto de Oliveira Castro <
p.oliveira.castro at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2013/9/6 Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com>
>
>> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Paulo Roberto de Oliveira Castro
>> <p.oliveira.castro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 2013/9/2 Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com>
>> >>
>> >> my suggestion is your realize the real facts
>> >> that all operating systems provide outdated drivers and it's your job
>> >> to update them if you want the latest drivers and to expect the distro
>> >> to be able to keep up like that is silly to say the least.
>> >
>> >
>> > That's a lie.
>> > On many other linux distro the drivers are in sync to upstream (or very
>> > close to it).
>>
>> Sure it is if you consider RPMFusion official (and I don't even
>> remember properly if they carry it.)  I'll let you have that so I
>> don't have to explain known facts like the ones that are kind of
>> stated here:
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items?rd=ForbiddenItems#NVIDIA_Proprietary_Graphics_Drivers
>> -- https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers  I'm no Fedora or
>> OpenSuse user so I'll take those as facts that pretty much imply that
>> it would be impossible for them to be in sync or close to in sync
>> which leaves Arch and all the others that I'm not willing to verify.
>> Did you pull this magic metric only from Arch and then claim somebody
>> else lied?  I only assume to ask that question because you did briefly
>> mention Arch.
>>
>> > It's silly to think that a distro cannot  keep up like that, many
>> already
>> > do, and they work pretty well.
>>
>> Almost as silly as you thinking it's Ubuntu's job to be your hardware
>> vendor and give you the latest drivers?
>>
>
> Yes, I was talking about Arch and all Arch based distros (and some
> others), not Fedora or openSuSE. For me, using the word "many" for more
> then 3 things is not a lie. A lie is to ignore this distros and say "no OS
> do this".
>
> The OS-for-human-beings job is to make things easy for human beings. I
> think you haven't got that.
> It's should be easy to be up-to-date. It should be easy to upgrade your
> system. It should be easy to navigate.
>
> Everything should be easy.
>
> That's what successful mobile platforms are doing now and we must learn
> that from them.
> Average user don't even know what compile means. They don't even know what
> is a driver. They only want a faster PC, and delivering new GPU drivers do
> the job and make users happier to use their desktops.
>

Average users don't really care if they are on the latest vendor libraries,
they just want it to work and the OS/distro should be responsible for that.
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